Appendix Table 1

This report contains estimates of mental health treatment expenditures and selected population characteristics by health insurance status among low income individuals in the community population from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).

Appendix Table 1. Standard errors for Table 1. Sociodemographic characteristics, mental health utilization and expenditures by insurance coverage, adults aged 18-64 with family incomes less than 100 percent of poverty, civilian non-institutionalized population, 2004-2006

CharacteristicsMedicarePrivateMedicaidUninsured part-yearUninsured full-yearTotal
Total Population Aged 18-64 under ≤100% of FPL
2006 Population (1000s)      
% white2.6%2.1%2.0%1.9%1.8%1.4%
% black2.5%1.6%2.1%1.5%1.5%1.3%
% Hispanic1.7%1.4%1.5%1.4%1.9%1.3%
% other race/ethnicity1.0%1.1%0.7%0.8%0.8%0.5%
% rural (non-MSA)2.8%1.7%1.9%1.9%1.8%1.5%
% poor or fair physical health2.1%1.2%1.6%1.4%1.0%0.8%
% poor/fair mental health2.4%1.0%1.4%1.2%1.0%0.7%
% serious psychological distress2.4%0.8%1.1%1.0%0.8%0.5%
mean per capita MH spending $ 20062375585502232
% with any MH treatment2.4%1.3%1.5%1.1%0.8%0.6%
mean MH expenditures if treatment459335277381220165
% with Medicaid coverage2.3%0.8%0.0%1.6%0.0%1.0%
% of MH spending paid by Medicaid5.0%4.5%1.3%8.1%0.0%3.1%
Serious Psychological Distress (K6≥13)
% white4.6%6.0%3.8%3.9%3.9%2.4%
% black4.0%3.3%3.2%3.3%2.6%1.8%
% Hispanic3.8%2.9%3.0%2.5%3.0%1.8%
% other race/ethnicity1.1%3.9%1.4%1.7%1.6%0.8%
% rural (non-MSA)3.7%6.2%2.7%4.1%3.3%2.4%
% poor or fair physical health2.6%6.7%2.7%3.9%4.4%2.0%
% poor/fair mental health2.7%6.1%2.7%3.8%4.2%1.8%
mean per capita MH spending $ 2006586131247344116152
% with any MH treatment4.0%6.6%2.9%4.1%3.2%1.9%
mean MH expenditures if treatment823201386686362294
% with Medicaid coverage4.2%4.0%0.0%3.9%0.0%2.1%
% of MH spending paid by Medicaid7.5%4.0%2.9%9.7%0.0%3.8%
No Serious Psychological Distress (K6<13)
% white2.9%2.1%2.1%2.0%1.8%1.3%
% black2.7%1.7%2.1%1.6%1.5%1.3%
% Hispanic1.7%1.5%1.6%1.5%2.0%1.3%
% other race/ethnicity1.3%1.1%0.8%0.8%0.9%0.6%
% rural (non-MSA)3.1%1.6%2.0%1.9%1.8%1.4%
% poor or fair physical health2.7%1.2%1.6%1.4%0.9%0.8%
% poor/fair mental health2.8%0.9%1.3%1.0%0.9%0.6%
mean per capita MH spending $ 20062175968231923
% with any MH treatment2.6%1.3%1.4%1.0%0.7%0.6%
mean MH expenditures if treatment541417314180269165
% with Medicaid coverage2.9%0.8%0.0%1.7%0.0%1.0%
% of MH spending paid by Medicaid5.6%5.3%1.5%6.3%0.0%4.1%

Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2004-2006, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Note: Standard errors adjust for stratified and clustered sampling of the MEPS using Taylor series methods.

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Internet Citation: Appendix Table 1. May 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.