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Table 2—

Estimated direct costs of diabetes by race and age, 1998

VariableInpatient costsOutpatient costsAggregate costs
Race    
 White    
  Total $1,006,278,300 $120,352,639 $1,126,630,939 
  Per capita $4,166 $498 $4,664 
 Non-white    
  Total $416,443,782 $50,421,971 $466,865,753 
  Per capita $4,323 $523 $4,847 
Age    
 <55 years    
  Total $321,508,913 $47,992,683 $369,501,596 
  Per capita $3,242 $484 $3,726 
 55–64 years    
  Total $307,633,891 $48,393,325 $356,027,216 
  Per capita $3,286 $517 $3,803 
 65–74 years    
  Total $509,235,362 $77,930,686 $587,166,048 
  Per capita $3,297 $505 $3,801 
 <75 years    
  Total $318,305,233 $40,466,458 $358,771,691 
  Per capita $3,851 $490 $4,341 
VariableInpatient costsOutpatient costsAggregate costs
Race    
 White    
  Total $1,006,278,300 $120,352,639 $1,126,630,939 
  Per capita $4,166 $498 $4,664 
 Non-white    
  Total $416,443,782 $50,421,971 $466,865,753 
  Per capita $4,323 $523 $4,847 
Age    
 <55 years    
  Total $321,508,913 $47,992,683 $369,501,596 
  Per capita $3,242 $484 $3,726 
 55–64 years    
  Total $307,633,891 $48,393,325 $356,027,216 
  Per capita $3,286 $517 $3,803 
 65–74 years    
  Total $509,235,362 $77,930,686 $587,166,048 
  Per capita $3,297 $505 $3,801 
 <75 years    
  Total $318,305,233 $40,466,458 $358,771,691 
  Per capita $3,851 $490 $4,341 

Totals by race do not sum to totals by age because costs for veterans of unknown race were excluded.

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