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PMC full text:
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2011 Oct 8.
Published in final edited form as:
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Oct; 33(8): 562–575.
Published online 2010 Oct 8. doi:  10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.08.017

Table 1

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MEPS respondents who were in-scope and had data for all 5 data collection rounds of the panel, for each 2-year longitudinal panel 10-through-5.

PanelALL MEPS respondentsAll 5 RoundsAdultsaMalesaWhitea
1015,17714,1869,9646,65910,698
915,63114,63010,2196,85811,352
815,77414,80010,3446,89211,387
715,73214,78410,0816,89111,432
620,57819,38513,8219,19015,629
510,1299,5176,7974,5027,758
Pooled across Panels 5–10:93,02187,30261,226 (70%)40,992 (46%)68,256 (78%)
aDemographics (adults, sex, race) reported for MEPS respondents in All 5 Rounds. Adult defined as age 18 or older at start of 2-year panel timeframe. White defined in MEPS Years 2002 and after as “White – no other race reported”; White defined in MEPS Years 2001 and earlier as “White”.