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Table 1 Average expenditure (BRLa), percentage of families with expenditure and average conditional expenditure (BRL) for five types of health care expenditure for children. The 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort. Pelotas, Brazil

From: Determinants of out-of-pocket health expenditure on children: an analysis of the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort

Variable Follow-up (months) Average expenditure (BRL) E(x) % families with expenditure Average conditional expenditure (BRL)
N = 2436 N = 2436 E(x) | x > 0
Expenditure on medicines    
  12 18.18 48.15 % 37.75 (N = 1173)
24 16.54 45.20 % 36.59 (N = 1101)
48 14.47 40.89 % 35.39 (N = 996)
Medical care expenditure    
  12 4.85 13.17 % 36.80 (N = 321)
24 3.36 8.54 % 39.35 (N = 208)
48 3.18 7.72 % 41.20 (N = 188)
Expenditure on laboratory tests and x-rays   
  12 1.37 4.43 % 30.90 (N = 108)
24 0.97 2.63 % 36.92 (N = 64)
48 0.77 3.08 % 25.01 (N = 75)
Other health-related expenditure    
  12 0.30 0.33 % 91.35 (N = 8)
24 0.46 0.29 % 160.08 (N = 7)
48 0.86 0.94 % 91.08 (N = 23)
Private health insurance expenditure    
  12 17.63 24.75 % 71.22 (N = 603)
24 17.25 26.31 % 65.55 (N = 641)
48 17.32 27.34 % 63.35 (N = 666)
  1. aBRL = Brazilian real. Exchange rate: 1.00 USD = 2.40 BRL (December 2008)