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Table 194d: Education - Mean total health expenditures among persons with expenditures, by education,a United States, 1999

  Total   Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Population group Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE
                 
Total $3,083 $93 $3,857 $212 $3,227 $157 $2,659 $115
                 
Age                
    18-44 $1,859 $95 $1,757 $173 $1,917 $150 $1,859 $144
    45-64 $3,125 $138 $3,805 $416 $3,315 $272 $2,781 $164
    65 and over $6,245 $311 $6,772 $524 $6,079 $456 $5,865 $495
                 
Gender                
    Male $2,846 $135 $3,840 $357 $2,963 $251 $2,369 $143
    Female $3,269 $126 $3,869 $273 $3,423 $186 $2,898 $175
                 
Race                
    White $3,139 $104 $3,917 $239 $3,319 $171 $2,717 $128
    Black $3,000 $224 $3,609 $482 $2,967 $316 $2,563 $424
    Asian or Pacific Islander $1,679 $176 $1,958 $488 $1,414 $234 $1,668 $207
    American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
                 
Ethnicity                
    Non-Hispanic $3,144 $102 $4,048 $263 $3,323 $168 $2,694 $120
      White $3,210 $112 $4,141 $285 $3,438 $185 $2,758 $133
      Black $2,972 $233 $3,570 $503 $2,911 $322 $2,572 $439
    Hispanic $2,428 $181 $2,977 $333 $2,040 $292 $2,024 $205
                 
Family incomeb                
    Negative or poor $4,485 $363 $4,853 $605 $4,869 $580 $3,304 $399
    Near poor/low $3,595 $240 $4,168 $412 $3,664 $381 $2,744 $387
    Middle $3,123 $176 $3,617 $337 $3,053 $261 $2,949 $298
    High $2,578 $112 $2,656 $266 $2,825 $226 $2,458 $125
                 
Insurance coverage                
    Under age 65                
      Any private $2,215 $84 $2,222 $180 $2,268 $144 $2,185 $117
      Public only $4,990 $477 $3,851 $511 $6,154 $896 $6,392 $1,464
      Uninsured $1,308 $213 * * $1,259 $185 $1,002 $111
    Age 65 and over                
      Medicare only $5,846 $524 $5,940 $713 $7,038 $1,060 $4,316 $589
      Medicare and private $6,088 $380 $6,446 $826 $5,667 $468 $6,261 $646
      Medicare and other public $8,604 $1,241 $9,384 $1,326 * * * *
                 
Residence location                
    MSA $2,878 $104 $3,599 $259 $2,937 $164 $2,579 $130
    Non-MSA $3,123 $178 $3,759 $310 $3,152 $304 $2,661 $199

aPersons age 18 and over. Less 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.

bNegative 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.

*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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