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Table 5 Median monthly household expenditure and median user charge payments by household expenditure tertiles within different facility types

From: The economic burden of inpatient paediatric care in Kenya: household and provider costs for treatment of pneumonia, malaria and meningitis

  National referral hospital Secondary (provincial) referral District hospitals Missionary hospitals
Lower expenditure tertile     
Number of households, n 28 16 58 26
Median household monthly expenditure (US$) 55.93 46.74 35.33 44.11
Median user charge payment (US$) 28.94 15.48 5.45 61.81
Median transport costs (US$) 6.38 2.99 1.86 3.99
Median preadmission cost (US$) 0.53 1.53 1.26 0.03
Median time costs (US$) 6.91 6.5 6.5 6.58
Middle expenditure tertile     
Number of households, n 27 16 58 27
Median household monthly expenditure (US$) 96.80 73.76 69.12 96.35
Median user charge payment (US$) 41.33 17.88 6.25 53.16
Median transport costs (US$) 13.29 1.46 1.86 3.32
Median preadmission cost (US$) 2.69 2.75 0.70 0.93
Median time costs (US$) 7.00 8.25 5.29 6.00
Upper expenditure tertile     
Number of households, n 27 16 58 24
Median household monthly expenditure (US$) 169.67 122.02 140.62 191.27
Median user charge payment (US$) 52.63 17.01 7.97 60.00
Median transport costs (US$) 10.10 1.59 2.26 6.51
Median preadmission cost (US$) 4.39 4.45 1.40 1.13
Median time costs (US$) 6.50 5.63 6.0 9.00