TABLE 1

Characteristics of Adolescents Included in the 2002 and 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys

Unweighted sample size, n2900
Weighted sample size, N46 000 000
Age, %
    11–14 y37
    15–17 y28
    18–21 y36
Male gender, %51
Race, %
    White78
    Black15
    Other7
Hispanic ethnicity, %17
Insurance, %
    Insureda87
    Uninsured13
Income, %
    Poor17
    Near-poor17
    Nonpoor66
  • Proportions are based on the weighted sample size.

  • a Insured at any time in 2002.