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Table 5 The relative total cost of annual community-wide versus child-targeted treatment in an intermediate transmission setting

From: An economic evaluation of expanding hookworm control strategies to target the whole community

  Relative increase in the distribution costs (total per year) of community-wide versus child-targeted treatment
  +50 % +100 % +150 % +200 %
Time horizon     
Coverage of adults: 75 %
20 years −71 % −62 % −52 % −43 %
35 years −80 % −74 % −67 % −60 %
50 years −83 % −78 % −72 % −67 %
Coverage of adults: 55 %
20 years −45 % −27 % −6 % +9 %
35 years −62 % −50 % −35 % −24 %
50 years −68 % −58 % −45 % −37 %
Coverage of adults: 35 %
20 years +1 % +4 % +68 % +101 %
35 years −30 % −7 % +16 % +39 %
50 years −41 % −23 % −3 % +16 %
  1. The results assume an annual treatment strategy, 75 % treatment coverage in children, and 94.8 % treatment efficacy. Costs were discounted at 3 % per year. Results in bold are where the total costs of community-wide treatment are higher than child-targeted treatment (i.e. it was not cost saving and has a higher relative cost). Results for the higher transmission setting are shown in Additional file 1: Table S2