Table 5.

Per Patient Costs of Uncomplicated Cases of Chickenpox

PerspectiveDay Care Age*
(n = 92)
School Age
(n = 87)
Overall
Annual Cost
Patient (family)
 Mean333.6211.198 090 338
 Range0–2 291.50–1 282.2
Ministry of Health
 Mean36.6 26.211 185 604
 Range0–135.20–159.1
Society
 Mean370.2236.5109 165 652
 Range0–2 426.70–1 289.7
  • * Based on 46% children attending day care and 54% not attending day care.

  • Based on an estimated yearly incidence rate for chickenpox of 344 656 cases. Average per-patient cost based on 60% of day care age children and 40% of school children.