Table 123Gross domestic product, federal, and state and local government expenditures, national health expenditures, and average annual percent change: United States, selected years 1960–2007

[Data are compiled from various sources by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services]

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Gross domestic product, government expenditures, and national health expenditures19601970198019902000200520062007
Amount in billions
Gross domestic product (GDP)$ 526$1,039$2,790$ 5,803$ 9,817$ 12,422$ 13,178$ 13,808
Implicit price deflator for GDP 121.027.554.081.6100.0113.0116.7119.8
All federal government expenditures$ 86.7$201.1$585.7$1,253.5$1,864.4$2,558.6$2,711.6$2,880.5
All state and local government expenditures40.2113.0329.4730.51,269.51,684.91,765.31,892.4
National health expenditures$ 27.5$ 74.9$253.4$ 714.1$1,353.2$1,980.6$2,112.7$2,241.2
  Federal government2.917.771.6193.9417.7640.3707.6754.4
  State and local government3.910.434.892.8179.0258.7265.4281.3
Amount per capita
National health expenditures$ 148$ 356$1,100$ 2,814$ 4,789$ 6,687$ 7,062$ 7,421
  Federal government15843117641,4792,1622,3652,498
  State and local government2149151366634873887931
National health expenditures as percent of GDP5.
Health expenditures as a percent of total government expenditures
All federal government3.38.812.215.522.425.026.126.2
All state and local government9.79.210.612.714.115.415.014.9
Percent distribution
National health expenditures100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
  Federal government10.423.728.227.230.932.333.533.7
  State and local government14.313.913.713.
Average annual percent change from previous year shown 2
GDP. . .
Federal government expenditures. . .8.811.
State and local government expenditures. . .10.911.
National health expenditures. . .10.513.
 Private. . .8.512.
 Public. . .15.314.
  Federal government. . .
  State and local government. . .10.212.810.
National health expenditures, per capita. . .
 Private. . .
 Public. . .
  Federal government. . .18.814.
  State and local government. . .8.811.

. . . Category not applicable.


Year 2000=100. Last revised December 23, 2008 by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.


See Appendix II, Average annual percent change.

NOTES: Dollar amounts shown are in current dollars. The data reflect U.S. Census Bureau resident population estimates as of July 2008, excluding the armed forces overseas. See Appendix II, Gross domestic product (GDP); Health expenditures, national. Percents are calculated using unrounded data. Estimates may not add to totals because of rounding. Data have been revised and differ from previous editions of Health, United States.

SOURCES: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group, National Health Expenditure Accounts, National health expenditures, 2007. Available from: http://www​​/NationalHealthExpendData/; U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Economic Accounts, National Income and Product Accounts Tables 1.1.9, 3.2, 3.3 accessed on January 13, 2009. Available from: http://www​​/nipaweb/SelectTable​.asp?Selected=N/.

From: Trend Tables

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