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Table 2 The demographic characteristics of the MEPS interviewees

From: A network perspective on patient experiences and health status: the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2004 to 2011

Year N Age (years) (95% CI) Education (years) (95% CI) Female (%) Race/ethnicity (%)     Regions (%)   
        White Black Asian American Indians/Alaska natives Native Hawaiian/Pacific islanders Multiple races Northeast Midwest South West
2004 6414 43.80 (43.40 to 44.20) 7.41 (7.32 to 7.50) 54.58% 81.03% 11.83% 0.86% 4.23% 0.44% 1.62% 14.76% 21.02% 39.87% 24.35%
2005 6246 44.51 (44.10 to 44.92) 7.47 (7.39 to 7.56) 54.00% 79.35% 14.35% 0.78% 3.86% 0.26% 1.41% 14.49% 21.81% 36.95% 26.75%
2006 6182 44.49 (44.08 to 44.90) 7.48 (7.40 to 7.57) 53.87% 79.25% 13.52% 0.74% 4.63% 0.37% 1.49% 14.17% 22.45% 37.53% 25.85%
2007 4542 44.11 (43.63 to 44.59) 7.52 (7.42 to 7.61) 52.77% 78.49% 12.53% 0.59% 6.36% 0.37% 1.65% 15.24% 21.07% 37.98% 25.72%
2008 7231 42.91 (42.53 to 43.28) 7.45 (7.37 to 7.53) 53.93% 72.67% 17.78% 1.02% 6.60% 0.25% 1.67% 14.58% 20.20% 38.45% 26.77%
2009 6597 44.59 (44.19 to 45.00) 7.41 (7.33 to 7.49) 52.87% 73.44% 16.77% 0.97% 7.49% 0.24% 1.09% 14.22% 21.56% 38.08% 26.15%
2010 5979 44.23 (43.81 to 44.66) 7.38 (7.30 to 7.46) 53.05% 71.57% 17.41% 0.92% 7.88% 0.74% 1.49% 15.52% 21.34% 37.18% 25.96%
2011 7832 44.12 (43.75 to 44.50) 7.38 (7.31 to 7.45) 53.20% 72.50% 17.71% 0.00% 7.12% 0.00% 2.67% 15.12% 21.02% 37.12% 26.75%
All 51,023 44.07 (43.93 to 44.22) 7.43 (7.40 to 7.46) 53.56% 75.80% 15.44% 0.73% 6.05% 0.32% 1.67% 14.75% 21.28% 37.89% 26.08%
  1. Note: MEPS years = the years of entry to the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. N = sample size