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Chart 3. Persistence in the Level of Health Care Expenses: United States, 2002-03

Research in Action, Issue 19

Bar graph shows percentile rank by health care expenses for 2002 by percent of population with the same percentile rank in 2003: Top 1%, 25.3%; Top 5% 34%; Top 10%, 41.8%; Top 20%, 54.4%; Top 30%, 62.8%; Top 50%, 73.8%; Lower 50%, 72.8%.

Source: Cohen SC, Yu W. The persistence in the level of health care expenditures over time: estimates for the U.S. population, 2002-2003. Statistical Brief #124. May 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Web site: http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st124/stat124.pdf. Accessed May 15, 2006.

Note: Figures in parentheses are expenses per person.

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Current as of June 2006
Internet Citation: Chart 3. Persistence in the Level of Health Care Expenses: United States, 2002-03: Research in Action, Issue 19. June 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/costs/expriach/expriach3.html