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Chart 2. Percent of Total Health Care Expenses Incurred by Top 5 Percent

Research in Action, Issue 19

Bar graph shows percent of total expenditure by age in years: 18 and under, 5%; 19-34 years, 9%; 35-44 years, 10%; 45-54 years, 15%; 55-64 years, 18%; 65-79 years, 29%; 80 and over, 14%.

Source: Conwell LJ, Cohen JW. Characteristics of people with high medical expenses in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population, 2002. Statistical Brief #73. March 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Web site: http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st73/stat73.pdf. Accessed April 7, 2006.

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Current as of June 2006
Internet Citation: Chart 2. Percent of Total Health Care Expenses Incurred by Top 5 Percent: Research in Action, Issue 19. June 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/costs/expriach/expriach2.html