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Table 2 Unit quantities and costs for the wellness control (N = 134)

From: Cost effectiveness of a mail-delivered individually tailored physical activity intervention for Latinas vs. a mailed contact control

  6 months 12 months (cumulative) 12 months (cumulative) 12 months (cumulative)
  Unit cost Units/person Total units Total cost Units/person Total units Total cost
Staffing
 Trainera $47.59/h   2 h $95   4 h $95
 Research assistanta $30.88/h   156 h $4821   183 h $5649
Materials
 Wellness mailing (tip sheets, envelopes, labels, printer ink) $0.43 11 1474 $635 14 1876 $808
 Scanner paper $0.04 24 3216 $129 30 4020 $161
 Orientation binders $5.18 1 134 $694 1 134 $694
 Wellness booklets $1 6 804 $804 9 1206 $1206
Postage        
 Questionnaires (w/ return postage) $2.50 5 670 $1675 8 1072 $2680
 Wellness materials $1.51 11 1474 $2226 14 1876 $2833
  1. aHourly costs for staff include salary, fringe benefits, and 10 % overhead. Salary amounts were sourced from standard university pay scales for a bachelor’s degree-level research assistant and master’s/doctoral-level trainer, including standard (44 %) benefits. Supply costs were based on wholesale office supply prices used to deliver the intervention. Postage costs were based on First Class mail with return postage for questionnaires