Annual mean health care expenses (average dollars per person) for persons (all ages) with an expense, by sex and category of service, 2002 (vertical bar chart): Total health services: female, $3,461; male, $3,116. Hospital inpatient services: female, $10,371; male, $14,221. Home health services: female, $5,259; male, $6,617. Office-based medical provider services: female, $927; male, $985. Hospital outpatient services: female, $1,525; male, $1,833. Prescription medications: female, $847; male, $766. Dental services: female, $535; male, $521. Other medical equipment/services: female, $311; male, $377.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey: 2002 compendium of tables—household medical expenditures. AHRQ, Rockville, MD, December 2004. Available from: http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/CompendiumTables/TC_TOC.htm