Morbidly Obese Pay Nearly Twice as Much for Health Care

March 2005
O&P Business News;3/15/2005, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p84
Focuses on the results of a study on health care costs for morbidly obese adults conducted by researchers at University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Medical expenditures for morbidly obese adults in 2001 as compared to normal-weight adults, overweight adults and obese adults; Factors attributed to the excess costs among morbidly obese adults; Increase in the prevalence of morbid obesity in the U.S. between 1990 and 2000.


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