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Table 7 Average per visit cost of health care utilization during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum (in KES)1,2

From: The economic burden of maternal mortality on households: evidence from three sub-counties in rural western Kenya

  Pregnancy Delivery and Postpartum
  Cases Controls p-value Cases Controls p-value
Fees 1775,2 (n=28) 222.2 (n=50) 0.006* 5324,1 (n=34) 1396,6 (n=85) 0.076***
Transport 399 (n=29) 87,9 (n=50) 0.104 246,2 (n=36) 145,6 (n=86) 0.024**
Purchases 3 723,2 (n=27) 150,4 (n=50) 0.025** 329,3 (n=34) 166,5 (n=84) 0.069***
Total 993,2 (n=29) 153,5 (n=50) 0.007* 1921,2 (n=36) 563,2 (n=86) 0.059***
  1. 1. Includes both institutional and non/institutional heath care.
  2. 2. (*) significance at 1%; (**) significance at 5%; (***) significance at 10%.
  3. 3. Purchases include other medical and non-medical expenses such as drugs bought from outside of the medical facility, bedding, food and hotel stay for women and their company