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Tables 2 Out-of-pocket payments (in US$) under free care policy in Burkina Faso in 2016

From: Out-of-pocket payments in the context of a free maternal health care policy in Burkina Faso: a national cross-sectional survey

  n % women Mean (SD) Median (IQR) Min Max
a) Normal deliveries (N = 385)
 Consultation fees 0 0
 Drugs expenses – private pharmacies 34 8.8 2.99 (3.82) 1.43 (0.51–3.88) 0.25 15.31
 Cleaning products 55 14.3 1.04 (1.16) 0.51 (0.17–1.43) 0.08 5.06
 Paraclinical exams 0 0
 Hospitalization fees 13 3.4 0.84 (0) 0.84 (0.84–0.84) 0.84 0.84
 Transport 0 0
 Drugs expenses – care provider 2 0.5 0.93 (0.12) 0.93 (0.84–1.01) 0.84 1.01
 Total expenses 89 23.1 1.93 (3.14) 0.84 (0.42–1.69) 0.08 19.65
b) Obstetrics emergencies (N = 202)
 Consultation fees 2 1.0 1.77 (1.07) 1.77 (1.01–2.53) 1.01 2.53
 Drugs expenses – private pharmacies 69 34.2 11.97 (17.42) 5.90 (3.88–14.67) 0.25 98.67
 Cleaning products 12 5.9 1.76 (2.08) 0.76 (0.38–2.53) 0.17 6.41
 Paraclinical exams 5 2.5 12.48 (8.21) 10.12 (6.75–13.49) 5.90 26.14
 Hospitalization fees 2 1.0 1.94 (2.03) 1.94 (0.51–3.37) 0.51 3.37
 Transport 1 0.5 3.37 3.37 3.37 3.37
 Drugs expenses – care provider 8 4.0 5.45 (6.51) 2.61 (0.84–9.74) 0.34 16.87
 Total expenses 85 42.1 11.34 (16.68) 6.04 (3.04–13.79) 0.17 98.67
  1. SD = Standard deviation, IQR = Interquartile range, % = proportion of women among those who experienced obstetric emergencies
  2. Obstetrics emergencies included dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage, eclampsia, post-abortion care and caesarean section