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Average Annual Expenditures Per Consumer for Health Care: 1990–2005

(in dollars, except percent)

  Health care, total       Percent distribution
Item Amount Percent
of total
expend-
itures
Health
insurance
Medical
services
Drugs
and
medical
supplies1
Health
insurance
Medical
services
Drugs
and
medical
supplies1
1990 1,480 5.2% 581 562 337 39.3% 38.0% 22.8%
1995 1,732 5.4 860 512 360 49.7 29.6 20.8
1998 1,903 5.4 913 542 448 48.0 28.5 23.5
1999 1,959 5.3 923 558 479 47.1 28.5 24.5
2000 2,066 5.4 983 568 515 47.6 27.5 24.9
2001 2,182 5.5 1,061 573 549 48.6 26.3 25.2
2002 2,350 5.8 1,168 590 592 49.7 25.1 25.2
2003 2,416 5.9 1,252 591 574 51.8 24.5 23.8
2004 2,574 5.9 1,332 648 594 51.7 25.2 23.1
2005 2,664 5.7 1,361 677 626 51.1 25.4 23.5
Age of reference person:                
 Under 25 years old 704 2.5 377 197 130 53.6 28.0 18.5
 25 to 34 years old 1,522 3.4 822 399 300 54.0 26.2 19.7
 35 to 44 years old 2,272 4.1 1,160 665 447 51.1 29.3 19.7
 45 to 54 years old 2,672 4.8 1,283 771 618 48.0 28.9 23.1
 55 to 64 years old 3,410 6.9 1,585 979 847 46.5 28.7 24.8
 65 to 74 years old 4,176 10.8 2,352 733 1,090 56.3 17.6 26.1
 75 years old and over 4,210 15.6 2,260 805 1,144 53.7 19.1 27.2
Race of reference person:                
 White and other 2,829 5.9 1,431 726 673 50.6 25.7 23.8
 Black 1,448 4.4 841 321 287 58.1 22.2 19.8
Origin of reference person:                
 Hispanic 1,520 3.8 750 444 327 49.3 29.2 21.5
 Non-Hispanic 2,800 5.9 1,433 705 662 51.2 25.2 23.6
Region of residence:                
 Northeast 2,581 5.4 1,429 563 589 55.4 21.8 22.8
 Midwest 2,841 6.3 1,409 755 677 49.6 26.6 23.8
 South 2,606 6.1 1,353 600 653 51.9 23.0 25.1
 West. 2,647 5.0 1,264 820 564 47.8 31.0 21.3
Size of consumer unit:                
 One person 1,750 6.5 893 424 433 51.0 24.2 24.7
 Two or more persons 3,042 5.6 1,554 782 705 51.1 25.7 23.2
 Two persons 3,359 6.9 1,731 777 851 51.5 23.1 25.3
 Three persons 2,815 5.1 1,442 727 646 51.2 25.8 22.9
 Four persons 2,786 4.5 1,453 771 562 52.2 27.7 20.2
 Five persons or more 2,718 4.3 1,291 904 523 47.5 33.3 19.2
Income before taxes:                
 Complete income reporters2 2,495 5.8 1,267 612 616 50.8 24.5 24.7
  Quintiles of income:                
   Lowest 20 percent 1,448 7.6 780 266 402 53.9 18.4 27.8
   Second 20 percent 2,329 8.1 1,198 509 622 51.4 21.9 26.7
   Third 20 percent 2,567 6.6 1,349 613 605 52.6 23.9 23.6
   Fourth 20 percent 3,012 5.5 1,552 788 672 51.5 26.2 22.3
   Highest 20 percent 3,962 4.4 1,924 1,208 830 48.6 30.5 20.9
 Incomplete reporters of income 2,055 6.4 1,167 480 409 56.8 23.4 19.9
1. Includes prescription and nonprescription drugs.
2. A complete reporter is a consumer unit providing values for at least one of the major sources of income.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, annual. From: Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2008.

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