Obesity accounts for nearly 30 percent of health care spending increase since '87

Roszak, Dennis
December 2004
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2004, Vol. 78 Issue 12, p58
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Reports that health care spending on obese U.S. citizens partially accounted for the growth in overall health care spending between 1987 and 2001, according to an analysis published on the Web site of the periodical "Health Affairs." Comparison between the costs incurred by obese people and by people of normal weight; Increase in obesity-related spending attributable to heart disease.


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