Table 3

Cost of treatment in 2005 dollars by treatment category

TreatmentMean cost95% CI*p Value
All informal6.653.54 to 12.47
All formal35.6426.09 to 48.68<0.0001
Total cost25.418.78 to 34.34
  • * 95% CIs were obtained as log-transformed data since data were not normally distributed.

  • Student t test with unequal variances was used to compare mean of log-transformed cost of formal and informal care.