Table 128Personal health care expenditures, by age: United States, selected years 1987–2004

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

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Type of personal health care expenditures and age1987199619992002200419871996199920022004
All personal health care expenditures1Amount in billionsAmount per capita
Total$442.8$910.3$1,068.3$1,341.2$1,551.3$ 1,796$ 3,354$ 3,818$ 4,652$ 5,276
 Under 19 years59.0121.0143.0184.2206.08681,6231,8722,3852,650
 19–44 years126.0239.1276.1337.6368.71,2232,2162,5503,0943,370
 45–54 years42.0106.3136.1179.7217.21,7813,1973,7034,4875,210
 55–64 years58.2106.4133.6174.7227.82,6364,8785,5816,5337,787
 65–74 years69.7133.7146.6173.0197.13,9987,1748,0429,56210,778
 75–84 years56.3127.5144.9182.6208.95,98411,19912,05414,57816,389
 85 years and over31.676.388.0109.4125.410,56219,57720,99223,98525,691
Hospital care expenditures2
Total190.5352.2395.0488.6566.97731,2981,4121,6951,928
 Under 19 years22.743.149.267.377.83355786458721,000
 19–44 years55.593.8103.6129.0143.45388699571,1821,311
 45–54 years17.636.744.256.871.17441,1031,2041,4171,706
 55–64 years27.744.351.862.180.51,2542,0282,1652,3222,752
 65–74 years32.759.160.168.276.61,8793,1713,2973,7724,191
 75–84 years24.252.658.570.478.82,5754,6194,8675,6196,178
 85 years and over10.122.727.534.938.73,3685,8386,5487,6457,916
Physician and clinical services expenditures
Total111.7229.4269.6337.9393.74538459641,1721,339
 Under 19 years18.639.344.655.658.5274527585719753
 19–44 years36.371.579.697.7105.0352663735896960
 45–54 years10.830.138.247.561.04569061,0391,1861,463
 55–64 years14.028.635.044.860.66341,3121,4611,6762,070
 65–74 years18.331.436.443.249.71,0531,6861,9962,3862,716
 75–84 years10.821.727.137.244.11,1481,9072,2572,9693,463
 85 years and over2.96.88.711.914.89701,7402,0822,6163,037
Nursing home expenditures3
Total36.379.690.5105.7115.0147293323367391
 Under 19 years0.41.01.21.31.4614161618
 19–44 years3.77.27.07.77.93667647072
 45–54 years1.43.24.35.97.05996116147168
 55–64 years1.53.54.86.68.069160201248272
 65–74 years3.910.311.413.514.8226550624743809
 75–84 years10.823.726.730.933.41,1452,0792,2242,4692,623
 85 years and over14.630.735.239.942.54,8827,8888,3928,7468,706
Type of personal health care expenditures and age1987199619992002200419871996199920022004
Home health expendituresAmount in billionsAmount per capita
Total$ 6.7$ 33.6$ 31.5$ 34.2$ 42.7$ 27$ 124$ 113$ 119$ 145
 Under 19 years0.63.33.24.04.9944425163
 19–44 years1.74.44.95.66.41641465158
 45–54 years0.33.33.93.84.5119810594108
 55–64 years0.72.22.52.53.2309910394110
 65–74 years1.25.23.84.35.268279208235285
 75–84 years1.58.76.87.39.4164764567585734
 85 years and over0.76.66.56.89.12491,6931,5461,4971,869
Prescription drug expenditures
Total26.968.5104.7157.9189.7109253374548645
 Under 19 years2.86.59.513.816.34187124178210
 19–44 years6.418.327.836.540.362169256334368
 45–54 years3.610.718.831.936.1153322513796866
 55–64 years5.011.518.530.441.32255287721,1381,412
 65–74 years5.011.815.921.325.22876358701,1781,379
 75–84 years3.37.310.717.220.83516378861,3721,630
 85 years and over0.92.53.66.99.73006318561,5061,980
Dental services expenditures
Total25.346.857.173.381.5102172204254277
 Under 19 years6.613.917.121.624.897186224280319
 19–44 years10.116.318.823.325.198151174214229
 45–54 years3.37.69.212.112.8140229251302308
 55–64 years2.74.35.88.710.4123198242325355
 65–74 years1.83.14.04.54.9105165218249267
 75–84 years0.61.41.82.72.960121152213227
 85 years and over0.10.20.40.40.647538694117
All other personal health care expenditures4
Total45.5100.1119.8143.5161.8184369429498550
 Under 19 years7.314.018.120.722.3108187237269288
 19–44 years12.427.534.437.940.7121256317347372
 45–54 years5.114.717.521.824.6218443475544591
 55–64 years6.612.115.219.523.8300553636731815
 65–74 years6.612.815.118.120.73806868319981,131
 75–84 years5.112.213.216.919.55401,0731,1011,3511,533
 85 years and over2.26.86.28.610.17471,7331,4831,8812,065
1

Includes all expenditures for specified health services and supplies other than expenses for government administration, net cost of private health insurance, and government public health activities.

2

Includes expenditures for hospital-based nursing home and home health agency care.

3

Includes expenditures for care in freestanding nursing homes. Expenditures for care in hospital-based nursing homes are included in hospital care expenditures.

4

Includes expenditures for other professional services, other non-durable medical products, durable medical equipment, and other personal health care, not shown separately. See Appendix II, Health expenditures, national.

NOTES: Estimates of personal health care expenditures presented in this table are based on National Health Expenditures 2005 vintage estimates, and therefore may not match National Health Expenditures 2007 vintage estimates for total personal health care and other services that are published elsewhere in Health, United States.

SOURCE: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group, National Health Expenditure Accounts, National health expenditures, 2004. Available from: http://www​.cms.hhs.gov​/NationalHealthExpendData/.

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2009
Health, United States, 2009: With Special Feature on Medical Technology.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2010 Jan.

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