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Table 3 Direct medical costs related to asthma

From: The economic burden of medical treatment of children with asthma in China

Costa  Total Children younger than 3 years old Preschool children School-age children P-value
(n = 378) (n = 66) (n = 129) (n = 183)
Yearly average cost, Median (IQR) 524.98 (168.00, 1223.48) 550.40 (194.77, 1454.79) 475.08 (170.86, 1000.87) 495.64 (156.96, 1424.10) 0.7000
Medication cost, Median (IQR) 393.81 (128.87, 893.30) 413.66 (172.94, 884.00) 379.80 (126.64, 772.98) 391.27 (128.87, 1001.03) 0.6126
Cost  of  the main  drugs to treat asthmab, Median (IQR) 62.47 (0.00, 219.55) 152.87 (63.39, 390.51) 67.47 (0.00, 215.08) 1.75 (0.00, 171.51) <.0001
Total fee for examination and consultation, Median (IQR) 61.17 (6.00, 270.00) 68.00 (25.00, 288.85) 64.58 (8.00, 260.00) 49.22 (0.00, 289.36) 0.17
Examination fee, Median (IQR) 0.00 (0.00, 50.00) 0.00 (0.00, 53.00) 0.00 (0.00, 60.00) 0.00 (0.00, 30.00) 0.0673
Insurance payment, Median (IQR) 282.40 (18.20, 813.77) 406.59 (118.75, 1106.20) 287.90 (5.87, 766.86) 244.47 (11.20, 771.99) 0.0758
  1. a All cost, fee and payment are presented as RMB, and 1RMB = 0.14USD
  2. b The main drugs to treat asthma is in attached Table 1