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Table 2 Frequency of dialysis per week, monthly direct cost and source of funding

From: The direct cost of dialysis supported by families for patients with chronic renal failure in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Dialysis sessions per week
Number of sessions % Standard-Error IC 95%
1 37,24 2,8 [31,83 ; 42,98]
2 55,86 2,9 [50,06 ; 61,50]
3 6,90 1,4 [4,48 ; 10,47]
Monthly direct costs of dialysis by number of sessions
Average cost of dialysis by number of sessions
per week
Average cost in FCFA Standard-Error IC 95%
1 59507.37 3462.735 [52691.99 ; 66322.75]
2 77 829.265 4821.571 [68339.42 ; 87319.11]
2 147 953.9 52779.27 [44073.41 ; 251834.4]
Total 75842.121   [66380 ; 85304]
Non parametric test of Kruskall – Wallis Chi 2 9.995  
p-value 0.0068  
Sources of funding
  Number %
Himself 131 45,2
Relatives 95 32,8
Childrens 42 14,5
Friends 14 4,8
Others 7 2,4
Insurance 4 1,4
Social assistance 4 1,4
Employer and collaborators 1 0,3