Table 6

Economic consequences (million US $) of 25 years of interventions to reduce the intake of salt (base case assumptions)

YearAvoided costsCostsNet costs
Avoided care for MI and strokeIncreased productivityReduced antihypertensive treatmentAvoided time lossesTotalCost of health care in extended lifeInformation campaigns, development of new recipesWelfare losses from taxation/ subsidiesTotalUndiscountedDiscounted (5%)
1–5499193804147190910
6–10793932515518107199−56−37
11–15736432517529771107−67−36
16–20708232519036771114−76−31
21–25739132520141771120−81−26
1–253442851472380112845355530−271−120
25+−581190061950095343
Total2864041472386222345355625−237−117