Although children younger than 18 years comprise 28 percent of the U.S. population they accounted for less than 14 percent of the nation's health care expenditures in 1987, according to a study from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and the Packard Foundation's Center for the Future of Children. The study appeared in the winter 1992 issue of The Future of Children.

Children, according to the study, received less than $50 billion of the $360 billion spent for health care that year.

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