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Table 3—

Comparison of mean health care expenditures among depressed and nondepressed individuals with diabetes (U.S. 1996)

Expenditure categoriesDepressed
Nondepressed
P
nMean expenditures ($)*nMean expenditures ($)*
Ambulatory expenditures 85 920 708 666 0.1235 
Emergency department expenditures 26 350 130 383 0.8524 
Hospital inpatient expenditures 23 10,082 147 7,648 0.1802 
Prescription medication expenditures 85 1,392 717 666 <0.0001 
Other medical expenditures 35 188 239 211 0.7883 
Total expenditures 85 247,492,008 732 55,406,559 <0.0001 
Expenditure categoriesDepressed
Nondepressed
P
nMean expenditures ($)*nMean expenditures ($)*
Ambulatory expenditures 85 920 708 666 0.1235 
Emergency department expenditures 26 350 130 383 0.8524 
Hospital inpatient expenditures 23 10,082 147 7,648 0.1802 
Prescription medication expenditures 85 1,392 717 666 <0.0001 
Other medical expenditures 35 188 239 211 0.7883 
Total expenditures 85 247,492,008 732 55,406,559 <0.0001 
*

Expenditures are adjusted for inflation with the Consumer Price Index to reflect August 2001 dollars;

P value for mean log 10-transformed expenditures adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity, health insurance, and comorbidity.

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