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Table 1 Resource use and unit costs for each resource for intervention and control groups

From: Cost effectiveness of a controlled lifestyle intervention for pregnant women with obesity

Resource Unit Price ITT population PP population
Intervention Control Intervention Control
SEK N = 434 N = 867 N = 115 N = 841
antenatal care visits
 Midwife, first two visits 45 min 345/ha 868 visits 1734 visits 230 visits 1682 visits
 Midwife, subsequent visits 30 min 345/ha 4159 visits (mean: 9.6) 8201 visits (mean: 9.5) 1195 visits (mean: 10.4) 8024 visits (mean: 9.5)
 Midwife, post-natal visit 30 min 345/ha 362 visits 767 visits 107 visits 755 visits
 Physician NA      
 Interpreter   550/h + 100/visit [31] 45 women/557 visits 17 women/199 visits 14 women/183 visits 17 women/199 visits
sub-interventions
 Individualized dietary advice from a dietitian 60 min 310/ha 69 women/83 visits 20 women/31 visits 16 women/18 visits 16 women/24 visits
 Food discussion groups led by a dietitian 90 min, 5 participants 310/ha 62 women/145 visits NA 26 women/59 visits NA
 Walking poles 1 pair 183/pair 86 women NA 34 women NA
 Pedometers 1 unit 60/unit 148 women NA 45 women NA
 Information about community health centers offering lifestyle education Not listed   Unknown NA Unknown NA
 Aqua aerobics 60 min (mean 4.86 participants) 1000b per maximum 10 participants 74 women/532 visits NA 25 women/214 visits NA
 Midwife 60 min 345/ha 146 events NA NA
specialized antenatal care    54 women 99 women 9 women 98 women
 Mother’s complicationsc mother From ELVISd 53 (12.2%) 103 (11.9%) 9 (7.8%) 102 (12.1%)
 Childbirth mother Publishede 434 867 115 841
 Child’s complications child Unknown 91 (21.0%) 177 (20.4%) 21 (18.3%) 163 (19.4%)
  1. SEK Swedish krona, ITT Intention-to-treat, PP Per protocol.
  2. aAverage wage, including costs for professional development and continuing education.
  3. bTemplate cost varied somewhat during the study period based on number of participants and fees.
  4. cIncludes gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, and pre-eclampsia.
  5. dIndividual-level information collected from the administrative registers (ELVIS) at the local specialized antenatal care unit.
  6. eMean cost by Robson group, identified using information about Cesarean section and parity [30].