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Research Article

Rural-Urban Differences in Health Care Expenditures: Empirical Data from US Households

Table 2

Weighted description of personal characteristics by residence, MEPS 2010.

Weighted percentage Urban
( = 19,561)
( = 3,211)

  65 and older16.220.3
 Gender (% of women)51.551.90.6206
  Non-Hispanic black12.27.6
  Non-Hispanic white65.182.6
 Education level
  Lower than high school16.522.8<0.0001
  Equal to high school53.358.0
  Higher than high school30.219.2
  Poor or near poor 16.520.4<0.0001
  Low income 13.015.3
  Middle income 29.534.5
  High income 41.029.8
 Health insurance status
  Any private insurance68.063.90.0039
  Only public insurance16.621.0
Care needs
 Perceived physical health status
  Very good or excellent
  Good 27.029.1
  Poor or fair13.917.7
 Perceived mental health status
  Very good or excellent
  Good 22.926.6
  Poor or fair7.18.3
 Any limitation on functions (% of having any limitation)25.333.3<0.0001
 Number of chronic diseases
  No chronic disease35.730.3<0.0001
  1 chronic disease21.919.3
  2 and more chronic diseases42.450.4

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