Distribution of Population by Percentile Ranking of Medical Expenditures and Insurance Coverage

United States and New York State, 2006

Tables show the population of the United States and of New York State by percentile ranking of medical expenditures for the total population and for people with private insurance, people with public insurance, and the uninsured.

Tables show the population of the United States and of New York State by percentile ranking of medical expenditures for the total population and for people with private insurance, people with public insurance, and the uninsured.

Estimates of the concentration of health care expenditures for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population, 2006

Percentile rank by expendituresUnited States
AllAny privatePublic onlyUninsured
Percent of overall expendituresSEPercent of overall expendituresSEPercent of overall expendituresSEPercent of overall expendituresSE
Top 1%21.10%1.19%20.73%1.51%18.27%2.28%25.08%3.54%
Top 2%30.71%1.18%30.03%1.50%27.41%2.23%37.20%3.37%
Top 5%47.72%0.94%46.32%1.21%44.71%1.81%56.55%2.63%
Top 10%63.33%0.74%61.32%0.95%61.43%1.45%73.48%1.87%
Top 20%79.83%0.43%77.56%0.57%79.39%0.87%89.24%0.83%
Top 30%88.70%0.25%86.64%0.34%89.13%0.51%95.53%0.33%
Top 40%93.82%0.16%92.17%0.23%94.65%0.26%98.47%0.13%
Top 50%96.81%0.08%95.62%0.14%97.52%0.13%99.76%0.03%
Bottom 50%3.19%0.08%4.38%0.14%2.48%0.13%0.24%0.03%

Note: SE is standard error.

Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, AHRQ. Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, HC-105 (2006).

Estimates of the concentration of health care expenditures for the New York State civilian noninstitutionalized population, 2006

Percentile rank by expendituresNew York
AllAny privatePublic onlyUninsured
Percent of overall expendituresSEPercent of overall expendituresSEPercent of overall expendituresSEPercent of overall expendituresSE
Top 1%16.66%3.26%15.09%4.89%16.12%8.29%13.02%10.32%
Top 2%25.69%4.19%23.55%5.76%25.65%5.72%25.45%9.64%
Top 5%43.31%2.61%40.95%5.13%44.00%5.50%48.72%8.93%
Top 10%59.75%2.96%57.73%4.87%59.10%5.59%69.82%4.27%
Top 20%77.11%1.22%74.74%2.30%76.84%3.03%86.15%3.27%
Top 30%86.84%0.87%84.56%1.51%87.40%1.96%93.86%1.44%
Top 40%92.83%0.43%91.02%0.90%93.94%0.55%97.29%0.71%
Top 50%96.32%0.16%94.93%0.50%97.36%0.40%99.04%0.23%
Bottom 50%3.68%0.16%5.07%0.50%2.64%0.40%0.96%0.23%

Note: SE is standard error.

Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, AHRQ. Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, HC-105 (2006).

Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: Distribution of Population by Percentile Ranking of Medical Expenditures and Insurance Coverage: United States and New York State, 2006. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/health-initiatives/meps/popdistabs.html