Indexed on: 20 Dec '18Published on: 20 Dec '18Published in: Zhongguo xue xi chong bing fang zhi za zhi = Chinese journal of schistosomiasis control
To understand the disease burden of patients with advanced schistosomiasis in Jiangsu Province. Totally 450 patients with advanced schistosomiasis from southern, northern and central Jiangsu were chosen by the stratified sampling method, and surveyed by the self-designed economic burden questionnaire in 2015. The economic burden of the patients was analyzed by the descriptive analysis method, and its determinants were explored by the multiple linear regression analysis. A total of 450 subjects were surveyed and 434 valid questionnaires were recovered with the recovery rate of 96.44%. The per capita economic burden of advanced schistosomiasis patients was 10 217 Yuan in Jiangsu Province in 2015, including 7 221 Yuan in direct economic burden and 2 996 Yuan in indirect economic burden. The average lost labor force time was 140 days for the patients, and was 23 days for the family. The multiple linear regression analysis showed that the marital status, hospitalization health service utilization, and self-reported health score impacted on the disease economic burden. The disease burden of patients with advanced schistosomiasis in Jiangsu Province is heavy.