Expenditures for Purchases of Prescription Drugs

Expenditures for purchases of prescription drugs by geographic division and State and average annual percent change: United States, selected years 1980-91 [Data are compiled by the Health Care Financing Administration]


                                                                  Amount in millions                     Average annual 
                                                                                                         percent change
Geographic division and State(1)   1980    1982     1984     1986     1988     1989     1990     1991    1980-88 1988-91

United States .............. $12,049 $15,029 $18,500 $22,592 $26,772 $29,425 $32,733 $36,377 10.5 10.8 Mountain .................. 490 623 784 974 1,168 1,290 1,446 1,627 11.5 11.7 Montana .................. 31 37 46 56 65 71 78 87 9.7 10.2 Idaho .................... 44 53 65 77 89 97 109 123 9.2 11.4 Wyoming .................. 23 32 34 36 38 40 44 49 6.5 8.8 Colorado ................. 127 162 196 231 266 291 324 364 9.7 11.0 New Mexico................ 52 65 85 109 131 144 160 179 12.2 11.0 Arizona .................. 123 159 208 275 345 385 431 483 13.8 11.9 Utah ..................... 54 66 91 121 149 164 184 207 13.5 11.6 Nevada ................... 36 49 59 69 85 98 116 135 11.3 16.7  


Notes: (1)State where prescriptions were provided. Prescription drug expenditure is limited to spending for products purchased in retail outlets. The value of drugs and other products provided by hospitals, nursing homes, or other health professionals is included in estimates of spending for these providersí services. Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.

Source: Health United States, 1994 on Publications from the National Center for Health Statistics CD-ROM Table 145. Health Care Financing Administration, Office of the Actuary: Estimates prepared by the Office of National Health Statistics.

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