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Table 194c: Income - Mean total health expenditures among persons with expenditures, by family income,a United States, 1999

  Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Population group Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE
                     
Total $2,557 $74 $3,141 $249 $2,871 $190 $2,543 $134 $2,278 $93
                     
Age                    
    0-17 $1,013 $60 $908 $152 $1,110 $191 $912 $95 $1,105 $85
    18-44 $1,855 $94 $2,613 $369 $1,843 $170 $1,886 $211 $1,652 $100
    45-64 $3,125 $137 $5,514 $779 $3,826 $477 $3,095 $256 $2,675 $170
    65 and over $6,299 $307 $8,190 $1,057 $6,276 $598 $6,375 $510 $5,617 $466
                     
Gender                    
    Male $2,328 $98 $2,958 $419 $2,432 $205 $2,428 $179 $2,080 $131
    Female $2,751 $103 $3,260 $296 $3,199 $271 $2,641 $181 $2,467 $115
                     
Race                    
    White $2,647 $84 $3,327 $285 $3,099 $225 $2,638 $149 $2,341 $104
    Black $2,239 $160 $2,537 $422 $2,109 $255 $2,327 $366 $1,962 $255
    Asian or Pacific Islander $1,361 $125 $1,500 $299 $1,621 $469 $1,198 $251 $1,345 $122
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Ethnicity                    
    Non-Hispanic $2,632 $80 $3,319 $303 $3,083 $229 $2,646 $149 $2,301 $95
      White $2,734 $90 $3,601 $360 $3,382 $278 $2,763 $167 $2,364 $106
      Black $2,233 $167 $2,553 $437 $2,094 $248 $2,280 $383 $1,996 $265
    Hispanic $1,878 $125 $2,386 $360 $1,869 $172 $1,598 $147 $1,784 $306
                     
Educationb (age 18 and over)                    
    Less than high school graduate $3,857 $212 $4,853 $605 $4,168 $412 $3,617 $337 $2,656 $266
    High school graduate $3,227 $157 $4,869 $580 $3,664 $381 $3,053 $261 $2,825 $226
    At least some college $2,659 $115 $3,304 $399 $2,744 $387 $2,949 $298 $2,458 $125
                     
Insurance coverage                    
    Under age 65                    
      Any private $1,880 $63 $2,473 $326 $1,917 $153 $1,789 $126 $1,882 $81
      Public only $2,890 $263 $2,581 $319 $2,702 $441 $3,919 $855 * *
      Uninsured $1,214 $180 *   $884 $90 $1,245 $177 $1,200 $304
    Age 65 and over                    
      Medicare only $5,866 $516 $5,933 $1,317 $5,669 $829 $6,840 $1,081 $4,569 $543
      Medicare and private $6,115 $378 $7,120 $1,134 $6,073 $915 $6,196 $652 $5,907 $608
      Medicare and other public $8,860 $1,202 $11,793 $2,365 $8,161 $1,633 * * * *
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA $2,385 $81 $2,896 $296 $2,600 $210 $2,363 $144 $2,202 $101
    Non-MSA $2,595 $148 $3,007 $313 $2,762 $352 $2,614 $247 $2,281 $133

aNegative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

bLess than high school graduate refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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