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Table 2 Comparison of health care expenditure by mode of delivery

From: Health care expenditure for hospital-based delivery care in Lao PDR

Expenditure Mode of delivery P-value
  Vaginal delivery Caesarean section  
Medical expenses 30 (23, 35) 154 (129, 190) < 0.001
Non-medical expenses 29 (19, 44) 111 (70, 133) < 0.001
   Transportation 3 (1, 10) 5 (3, 10) 0.007
   Food 6 (5, 10) 30 (20, 40) < 0.001
   Additional costs 10 (0, 20) 50 (20, 60) < 0.001
   Productivity loss 3 (2, 7) 13 (6, 27) < 0.001
Total expenditure 59 (48, 75) 270 (218, 312) < 0.001
  1. Numbers shown are mean expenses incurred in USD. Numbers in brackets are inter-quartile ranges