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Table 3 Individual and national economic burden of prematurity in Canada ($CAD), stratified by gestational age

From: The economic burden of prematurity in Canada

  Gestational age at birth
All preterm infants (<37 weeks) Early preterm (<28 weeks) Moderately preterm (28–32 weeks) Late preterm (33–36 weeks)
n = 27,308 n = 1,828 n = 4,685 n = 20,795
  Total cost ($1,000,000) Cost per infant ($) Total cost ($1,000,000) Cost per infant ($) Total cost ($1,000,000) Cost per infant ($) Total cost ($1,000,000) Cost per infant ($)
Delivery costs 16,722,919 612 1,057,377 578 2,920,146 623 12,745,395 613
Neonatal costs 374,121,486 13,700 97,833,950 53,520 198,164,090 42,298 78,123,447 3,757
Costs discharge to age two 94,081,058 3,445 16,963,439 9,280 30,793,148 6,573 46,324,421 2,228
Costs incurred ages two-four         
   Medical 32,694,477 1,197 2,511,003 1,374 9,070,596 1,936 21,112,878 1,015
   Indirect 23,662,266 866 1,599,934 875 5,322,006 1,136 16,740,327 805
Costs incurred ages five to ten         
   Medical 23,901,819 875 1,934,994 1,059 5,044,290 1,077 16,922,535 814
   sIndirect 21,899,601 802 1,429,570 782 4,272,425 912 16,197,606 779
Total costs 587,083,627 21,498 123,330,267 67,467 255,586,702 54,554 208,166,658 10,010
Total costs: PSA* 2.5th percentile 507,206,197 18,754 96,510,494 52,796 216,918,336 46,301 179,848,879 8,649
Total costs: PSA* 97.5th percentile 732,354,145 26,818 152,099,814 83,206 311,185,320 66,422 276,500,332 13,296
Total costs: Including prenatal costs, neonatal infrastructure, and special education 2,430,359,101 88,988 216,584,016 118,481 576,661,757 123,087 1,637,113,329 78,726
  1. *PSA = Probabilistic sensitivity analysis.