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Table 8 Cost of care

From: A comparative study of the quality of care and glycemic control among ambulatory type 2 diabetes mellitus clients, at a Tertiary Referral Hospital and a Regional Hospital in Central Kenya

Variable Overall KNH
n (%)
TDH
n (%)
P value
Are you usually accompanied when coming to the clinic?
 Yes 70 (35.0) 48 (40.0) 22 (27.5) 0.069
 No 130 (65.0) 72 (60.0) 58 (72.5)  
Which means of transport do you use when attending the clinic?
Public means 167 (83.5) 99 (82.5) 68 (85.0) 0.641
 Private means/walking 33(16.5) 21 (17.5) 12 (15.0)  
Variable Overall KNH TDH  
How much do you spend on transport per clinic day?  
 Median (IQR) 250 (165–600) 400 (200–1000) 160 (100–200)  
How many clinics do you visit per month?  
 Mean (SD) 1.0 (0.2) 1.0 (0.1) 1.1 (0.2)  
How much do spend on transport to the clinic every month?  
 Median (IQR) 280 (185–600) 400 (200–1000) 160 (100–220)  
Consultation fees  
 Mean (SD) 550 (100–550) 554.0 (35.3) 105.6 (50.3)  
Insulin  
 Mean (SD) 370 (350–400) 439.4 (201.9) 456.7 (75.1)  
Medicine fees  
 Median (IQR) 700 (300–1500) 1000 (600–2000) 300 (200–400)