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Table 4 Comparison of cost between urban-patients and rural-patients(US$, x ¯ ±SD)

From: An investigation of economic costs of schizophrenia in two areas of China

Costs components Rural-patients (n = 181) Urban-patients (n = 118) U value p value
Total cost 2383.90 ± 1184.40 2761.97 ± 1447.91 9333.00 0.017
1. Direct cost 776.71 ± 731.84 937.61 ± 740.70 9237.50 0.012
(1) Direct medical cost 638.61 ± 699.67 781.11 ± 708.16 9272.50 0.013
(2) Direct non-medical cost 138.10 ± 152.69 156.50 ± 153.91 10450.00 0.369
2. Indirect cost 1607.19 ± 927.49 1824.37 ± 1151.03 9941.50 0.114
(1) Value of damaged properties 40.69 ± 87.94 57.41 ± 125.20 10678.50 0.531
(2) Costs due to lost working days and disability 1566.50 ± 901.61 1766.96 ± 1157.76 10101.50 0.172
Patients 878.54 ± 584.02 1123.91 ± 784.75 9093.50 0.007
Caregivers 687.96 ± 718.58 643.05 ± 750.21 10314.50 0.279