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Table 2 Total costs associated with each healthcare provider, by infant feeding mode

From: Infant feeding mode predicts the costs of healthcare services in one region of Canada: a data linkage pilot study

  Total (n = 156) EBF (n = 104) Mixed (n = 32) Formula (n = 20) P Value
Hospitalizations (n = 159) $47,867.56 $5132.90 $24,823.42 $17,911.24 0.141
Hospitalizations (n = 159) (including birth) $235,883.92 $128,434.74 $64,126.26 $43,322.92 0.015
Emergency room (n = 160) $23,805.50 $16,264.60 $4731.52 $2809.34 0.672
Family doctor and specialist (n = 156) $55,546.18 $36,465.19 $10,949.68 $8131.31 0.972
Total costs $127,373.41 $58,345.41 $40,255.41 $28,851.89  
Total costs (including birth): $315,235.56 $181,164.53 $79,807.46 $54,263.57  
  1. *P value compares all three groups of infant feeding mode