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Table 5
Texas Estimated Consumer Health Care Spending
by Comptroller Economic Region
1998
Comptroller Economic Region 1998 Population Estimate by Area Percent of Population Total Estimated Out-of-Pocket Spending*
High Plains 773,976 3.92% $ 548,374
Northwest Texas 550,362 2.79% $ 389,940
Metroplex 5,051,202 25.56% $ 3,578,857
Upper East Texas 978,488 4.95% $ 693,274
Southeast Texas 723,631 3.66% $ 512,704
Gulf Coast 4,576,076 23.16% $ 3,242,222
Central Texas 2,116,610 10.71% $ 1,499,652
South Texas (Upper) 2,068,987 10.47% $ 1,465,910
South Texas (Lower) 1,662,317 8.41% $ 1,177,778
West Texas 541,802 2.74% $ 383,875
Upper Rio Grande 716,163 3.62% $ 507,413
State of Texas 19,759,614 100.00% $ 14,000,000
Sources: U.S. Health Care Finance Authority.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
* Estimated allocation by region by percentage of population.