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Table 3 Mean total medical expenditure by type of providers visited (n = 1573)

From: Out-of-pocket expenditure and its determinants in the context of private healthcare sector expansion in sub-Saharan Africa urban cities: evidence from household survey in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Providers n Mean (SD) p value a Median
Formal providers
 Private 471 14,613.34 (18,919.88) <0.001 8750.00
 Public 573 8544.06 (14,217.96)   4200.00
Formal providers (break-down)
 Private for-profit doctor 111 26,937.21 (26,030.78) <0.001 18,800.00
 Private for-profit nurse 127 10,015.28 (10,553)   7500.00
 Private not-for-profit doctor 174 13,044.49 (17,609.24)   6200.00
 Private not-for-profit nurse 59 5952.10 (5303.422)   4100.00
 Primary healthcare centre 412 6104.27 (9750.91)   3500.00
 District hospital 137 12,250.26 (17,266.58)   8150.00
 Teaching hospital 24 29,270.83 (30,475.27)   19,900.00
Informal providers
 Self-treatment 501 2458.68 (3261.88) <0.001 1000.00
 Traditional healer 1 15,000 (-)   15,000.00
 Other (priest, praying group, other) 27 7188.85 (7976.57)   6000.00
  1. ap value of log-expenditure