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Title:
   Trends in Health Care Expenditures for Children under Age 18: 2006 versus 1996
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 253
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   August 21, 2009
Description:
   This Statistical Brief compares summary statistics on health care expenditures and expenditure distributions by type of service and source of payment for children under age 18 in 2006 relative to children in 1996. The $98.8 billion in total health care expenses for children in 2006 was about $23 billion higher than spending in 1996 (adjusted to 2006 dollars). Although a similar proportion of children had some expenses for health care in each year, about 85 percent, the average annual expense per child with an expense was somewhat higher in 2006 ($1,560 versus $1,257 in 1996 after adjusting for inflation).
Author(s):
   Steven R. Machlin, MS
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st253/stat253.pdf (92 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st253/stat253.shtml
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