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Table 2 Cost-comparison analyses in ¥

From: Health economic evaluation of acupuncture along meridians for treating migraine in China: results from a randomized controlled trial

Cost components Shaoyang specific group (n = 108) mean[95% CI] Shaoyang non-specific group (n = 110) mean [95% CI] Yangming specific group (n = 111) mean [95% CI] Sham acupuncture group (n = 110) mean [95% CI] P values*
Wage per lost day 78.9[70.7;86.9] 78.3[69.2;87.3] 76.0[67.6;84.4] 81.7[73.5;89.8] 0.673
Costs of low 257.9[184.5;331.4] 320.4[248.5;392.2] 316.7[243.2;390.2] 238.0[187.5;288.6] 0.044‡*
productivity before      
randomization      
Direct costs      
Examinations 349.3[338.7;359.8] 344.7[336.7;352.6] 337.1[326.2;348.0] 343.4[332.7;354.0] 0.358
Acupuncture 709.0[659.6;758.5] 685.7[647.5;723.9] 721.0[678.2;763.8] 690.1[642.6;737.5] 1.00
Drug fees 2.6[1.27;3.85] 2.7[1.39;3.93] 3.7[0.64;6.78] 5.7[1.54;9.85] 0.578
Total cost 1060.9[1005.4;1116.3] 1033.0[990.7;1075.3] 1061.8[1012.3;1111.3] 1039.1[985.7;1092.6] 0.717
Indirect costs      
During treatment 109.3[68.8;149.7] 188.0 [123.9;252.2] 183.3[122.0;244.9] 153.8[115.7;191.9] 0.005‡*
Weeks 5-8 57.6[31.01;84.17] 129.0[87.71;170.2] 130.6[79.2;182.1] 128.6[90.22;167.0] <0.001‡*
Weeks 13-16 45.5[24.0;67.0] 77.7[56.0;99.4] 115.1 [60.3;167.0] 148.6[103,5;193.6] <0.001‡*
Total cost 212.3[132.3;292.3] 394.7[289.3;500.1] 429.0[272.6;585.5] 430.9[327.7;534.1] <0.001‡*
Charge by week 4 1170.1[1097.6;1242.6] 1221.1[1142.5;1299.8] 1245.1[1167.4;1322.8] 1192.9[1128.4;1257.3] 0.231
Charge by week 8 1227.7[1137.9;1317.5] 1350.0[1242.1;1457.9] 1375.7[1257.6;1493.8] 1321.5[1240.9;1402.o] 0.029‡*
Overall cost 1273.2[1171.3;1375.1] 1427.7[1311.8;1543.6] 1490.8[1327.1;1654.6] 1470.1[1358.8;1581.3] 0.004‡*
  1. ‡P values based on the Kruskal–Wallis test;* Significant difference, P < 0.05.