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Table 212a: Race - Mean total Medicare expenditures in the last year of life, by race, United States, 1996-1999

  All races White Black or African American
Population group Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE
             
Total $24,603 $56 $23,980 $57 $31,759 $246
             
Age            
    68-74 $30,637 $157 $30,221 $162 $34,475 $580
    75-84 $26,953 $92 $26,377 $94 $33,515 $392
    85 and over $19,353 $71 $18,692 $70 $27,963 $355
             
Gender            
    Male $25,986 $90 $25,339 $92 $31,230 $384
    Female $23,581 $72 $22,825 $72 $32,138 $320
             
Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibility?            
    Yes $23,476 $116 $21,708 $119 $31,822 $341
    No $24,954 $65 $24,594 $65 $31,691 $355
             
Residence location            
    Urban (MSA) $26,359 $71 $25,627 $72 $34,172 $297
    Rural (Non-MSA) $20,130 $85 $19,870 $87 $23,799 $368
             
Area income            
    < $20,000 $25,030 $128 $23,635 $132 $31,553 $375
    $20,000-$34,999 $23,466 $72 $22,906 $73 $31,152 $355
     ≥ $35,000 $26,749 $122 $26,458 $123 $35,375 $806

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: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare claims data.

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