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Table 3 Potential cost saving by scenario (per capita)

From: The economic benefits of increased sugar-free chewing gum in China: a budget impact analysis

  Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3
Current PCC 28.67 28.67 28.67
Increased PCC 365.00 245.45 403.34
Costs of increased SFG ¥98.55($14.89) ¥66.27($10.01) ¥108.90($16.46)
Current DMFT 2.00 2.00 2.00
Decreased DMFT 0.74 0.51 0.80
Expenditure due to caries (per tooth) ¥220.00($33.25) ¥220.00($33.25) ¥220.00($33.25)
Dental cost saving after increase in SFG consumption ¥162.01($24.48) ¥112.22($16.96) ¥176.31($26.64)
Average cost saving per person ¥63.46($9.59) ¥45.95($6.94) ¥67.41($10.19)
Total national cost savings (in B RMB/ USD) ¥29.70($4.49) ¥21.51($3.25) ¥31.55($4.77)
  1. PCC per capita consumption of sugar-free gum per year, SFG Sugar-Free Gum, DMFT decayed, missing and filled teeth in permanent dentition