Table 2.

Nonparametric estimates of nursing home use and out-of-pocket costs from age 57 to end of life, n = 3,336

95% confidence interval
Nursing home use and OOP spendingMeanLowerUpper
Lifetime NH use
Percent with any lifetime use55.754.157.4
Mean no. of nights272253292
 Percentiles
  10000
  25000
  5010515
  75240208272
  901,0019131,089
  951,4951,3911,599
Lifetime OOP spending
Percent with any OOP spending31.630.033.2
Mean dollars7,3446,5198,168
 Percentiles
  10000
  25000
  50000
  751,0725981,545
  9019,64716,29422,999
  9546,66040,61152,709
  • “95% confidence interval” gives the lower and upper bounds for the 95% confidence intervals. “Mean no. of nights” gives average lifetime number of nights in nursing home, averaged over all individuals, not just those with nursing home use. “OOP spending” means out-of-pocket spending on nursing home use. Spending is expressed in 2013 dollars as a present value at age 57 with a real discount rate of 3%. NH, nursing home; OOP, out-of-pocket.