Table 2—

Income and treatment expenses of the diabetic subjects

VariablesUrbanRuralP value
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Annual family income100,000 (10,000–1,000,000)36,000 (10,000–300,000)0.001
$2,272 (227–22,727)$818 (227–6,818)
Expenditure on medications4,000 (300–70,000)2,500 (100–50,000)0.001
Laboratory tests1,500 (50–15,000)500 (30–30,000)0.001
Medical consultations1,000 (30–22,000)600 (30–30,000)0.005
Expenditure on hospitalization10,000 (350–150,000)6,000 (300–75,000)0.07
Expenditure on surgery21,000 (2,000–180,000)6,500 (500–90,000)0.087
Total median expenditure10,000 (1,000–319,000)6,260 (1,000–125,000)0.001
$227 (23–7,250)$142 (23–2,840)
  • Data are median (range) in Indian Rs unless otherwise stated. Rs 44 = $1.00 (approximately).