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Table 3 Mean values and mean cost of components of resource use during ARIs

From: The cost of community-managed viral respiratory illnesses in a cohort of healthy preschool-aged children

  Number of ARIs Primary care visits All other healthcare costsa Seeking healthcare time off workb Seeking healthcare time away from usual activityb Excess care time off workb Excess care time away from usual activityb
   Mean number Mean cost Mean cost Mean male time Mean female time Mean cost Mean male time Mean female time Mean cost Mean male time Mean female time Mean cost Mean male time Mean female time Mean cost
Influenza A virus 17 1.11 $32.85 $12.84 0.00 0.12 $2.65 0.12 0.94 $24.37 1.76 3.38 $125.16 4.29 26.09 $706.00
Other single virus 289 0.57 $16.73 $7.19 0.02 0.55 $12.83 0.04 0.66 $15.64 0.47 1.60 $48.55 1.09 6.01 $163.61
Co-identifications 51 0.76 $22.46 $3.79 0.00 0.38 $8.43 0.03 0.50 $11.90 1.49 2.49 $96.41 1.46 7.18 $200.20
No virus identified 126 0.63 $18.65 $7.07 0.02 0.22 $5.58 0.03 0.67 $15.79 0.88 1.60 $60.23 1.48 7.53 $208.97
No specimen returned 40 0.80 $23.72 $25.70 0.00 0.48 $10.64 0.41 1.26 $39.66 0.69 1.81 $59.31 1.13 5.25 $148.01
All ARIsc 523 0.64 $18.81 $8.43 0.02 0.44 $10.15 0.07 0.70 $17.43 0.73 1.76 $59.34 1.33 7.08 $194.54
  1. a All other healthcare costs is the sum of hospital emergency department presentations, other provider costs (specialists, other therapists), laboratory tests, and prescribed antibiotics.
  2. b All time recorded in hours.
  3. c Acute respiratory illnesses.