Table 3

Out-of-pocket costs (amount in $US and percentage) by demographic characteristics

Total medical careSurgeryTests/examinationsDrugsEquipmentEmergency departmentTransportHospital days
Total270.6 (100%)67.1 (24.8%)64.7 (23.9%)63.2 (23.4%)21.4 (7.9%)13.8 (5.1%)14.5 (5.4%)24.3 (9%)
Age
 18–29248.1 (100%)64.2 (25.9%)58.3 (23.5%)55.6 (22.4%)21.3 (8.6%)13.5 (5.5%)13 (5.2%)22.2 (8.9%)
 30–39269 (100%)61.9 (23%)61 (22.7%)59.2 (22%)19.9 (7.4%)22.7 (8.4%)13.8 (5.1%)22.3 (8.3%)
 40–49263.4 (100%)65.1 (24.7%)59 (22.4%)66.4 (25.2%)21.1 (8%)10.4 (4%)15.7 (6%)25.8 (9.8%)
 50–59252.5 (100%)59.1 (23.4%)61.1 (24.2%)65 (25.7%)18.1 (7.2%)10.7 (4.2%)12 (4.8%)23.7 (9.4%)
 60+314.1 (100%)80.1 (25.5%)81.1 (25.8%)70.8 (22.5%)24.6 (7.8%)13.2 (4.2%)17.2 (5.5%)27.1 (8.6%)
Gender
 Male256 (100%)60.4 (23.6%)61.5 (24%)59.7 (23.3%)20.4 (8%)14.2 (5.5%)14.2 (5.6%)23.4 (9.1%)
 Female306.4 (100%)83.5 (27.2%)72.7 (23.7%)71.8 (23.4%)23.8 (7.8%)13 (4.2%)15.1 (4.9%)26.6 (8.7%)
Occupation
 White-collar worker299.6 (100%)71.4 (23.8%)64.8 (21.6%)79.1 (26.4%)20.2 (6.7%)12.8 (4.3%)11.4 (3.8%)25.5 (8.5%)
 Blue-collar worker235.6 (100%)61.9 (26.3%)53.1 (22.5%)50 (21.2%)19.8 (8.4%)15.1 (6.4%)13.4 (5.7%)22.3 (9.5%)
 Farmer270.3 (100%)66.6 (24.6%)63.5 (23.5%)65.9 (24.4%)20.9 (7.7%)14.3 (5.3%)14.6 (5.4%)23.9 (8.8%)
 Retiree/unemployed283.8 (100%)70.1 (24.7%)75 (26.4%)60.4 (21.3%)23.9 (8.4%)12.5 (4.4%)15.9 (5.6%)26 (9.2%)
Insurance
 No279.3 (100%)70.2 (25.1%)66 (23.6%)65.2 (23.3%)22.2 (7.9%)14.2 (5.1%)15.6 (5.6%)23.9 (8.5%)
 Yes244.5 (100%)57.7 (23.6%)61.1 (25%)57.3 (23.5%)19 (7.8%)12.7 (5.2%)11.1 (4.6%)25.5 (10.4%)