Appendix Table 3

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 3. Standard errors for Table 3. Sociodemographic characteristics, mental health utilization and expenditures by insurance coverage, adults aged 18-64 with family incomes less than 200 percent of poverty, civilian non-institutionalized population, 2004-2006

CharacteristicsMedicarePrivateMedicaidUninsured part-yearUninsured full-yearTotal
Total Population Aged 18-64 under ≤200% of FPL
2006 Population (1000s)      
% white2.1%1.5%2.0%1.6%1.5%1.2%
% black1.9%1.0%1.9%1.2%1.1%1.0%
% Hispanic1.3%1.2%1.5%1.2%1.7%1.2%
% other race/ethnicity0.9%0.8%0.9%0.7%0.7%0.5%
% rural (non-MSA)2.5%1.7%1.8%1.5%1.7%1.4%
% poor or fair physical health1.7%0.7%1.4%0.9%0.7%0.6%
% poor/fair mental health1.9%0.5%1.3%0.7%0.7%0.5%
% serious psychological distress1.7%0.4%1.0%0.7%0.5%0.3%
mean per capita MH spending $ 20061551970261418
% with any MH treatment1.9%0.8%1.3%0.7%0.5%0.5%
mean MH expenditures if treatment302127235216162103
% with Medicaid coverage1.9%0.3%0.0%1.3%0.0%0.7%
% of MH spending paid by Medicaid3.5%1.8%1.9%4.7%0.0%2.3%
Serious Psychological Distress (K6≥13)
% white3.6%4.4%3.5%3.4%3.2%2.0%
% black2.8%2.3%2.8%2.3%2.0%1.4%
% Hispanic2.6%2.7%2.7%2.1%2.7%1.5%
% other race/ethnicity1.2%2.3%1.6%2.3%1.2%0.8%
% rural (non-MSA)4.0%3.2%2.6%3.6%2.8%2.2%
% poor or fair physical health1.9%3.6%2.3%2.8%3.3%1.4%
% poor/fair mental health2.2%3.8%2.6%3.0%3.1%1.6%
mean per capita MH spending $ 20064101591962158497
% with any MH treatment3.6%3.9%2.4%3.2%2.8%1.6%
mean MH expenditures if treatment562363314441271195
% with Medicaid coverage3.2%2.3%0.0%3.4%0.0%1.7%
% of MH spending paid by Medicaid6.2%1.5%2.4%6.1%0.0%3.0%
No Serious Psychological Distress (K6<13)
% white2.4%1.5%2.1%1.6%1.5%1.2%
% black2.1%1.1%2.0%1.2%1.1%1.0%
% Hispanic1.5%1.2%1.5%1.3%1.7%1.2%
% other race/ethnicity1.1%0.8%1.0%0.7%0.8%0.6%
% rural (non-MSA)2.6%1.7%1.8%1.4%1.7%1.4%
% poor or fair physical health2.0%0.7%1.3%0.9%0.7%0.5%
% poor/fair mental health2.0%0.5%1.2%0.6%0.6%0.4%
mean per capita MH spending $ 20061331958151313
% with any MH treatment2.0%0.7%1.2%0.7%0.5%0.4%
mean MH expenditures if treatment32113628612419798
% with Medicaid coverage2.3%0.3%0.0%1.3%0.0%0.7%
% of MH spending paid by Medicaid4.2%2.3%3.1%5.9%0.0%2.9%

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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