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   Top 10 Most Costly Conditions among Men and Women, 2008: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Adult Population, Age 18 and Older
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 331
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   July 15, 2011
   This Statistical Brief presents data regarding medical expenditures associated with the 10 most costly conditions for men and women age 18 and older in 2008, for which the most costly conditions were the same, although the rank order was different. Heart disease and cancer ranked first and second for both men and women in terms of overall expenditures. For women, mental disorders and trauma-related disorders were third and fourth followed by osteoarthritis, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, back problems, and hyperlipidemia. For men, the order from third to tenth was slightly different. The highest expenditures were for the care and treatment of heart disease among women and men at $43.6 billion and $47.3 billion, respectively.
   Anita Soni, PhD
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Health Care Disparities, Health Insurance -- Coverage, Medical Expenditures, Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP, Mental Health, Priority Conditions -- General, Women's Health
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