- Inside Info. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Jun2003, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p6
Presents information on the total medical costs of overweight and obesity and smokers in the U.S.
- Chapter 7: Weighing the Costs. Ford, Jean // Overloaded Body: Diseases & Disabilities Caused by Weight Proble;2005, p91
This article discusses medical costs incurred by overweight individuals. A study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that U.S. obesity-attributable medical costs reached $75 billion in 2003 and taxpayers footed almost half these costs through Medicare and Medicaid....
- Impact of waist circumference on healthcare costs. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;3/6/2010, Issue 598, p5
The article discusses research on healthcare costs in obese and overweight people.
- Morbidly Obese Pay Nearly Twice as Much for Health Care. // 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 COSTS OF OBESITY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICYMAKERS. Finkelstein, Eric A.; Strombotne, Kiersten L.; Popkin, Barry M. // Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm & Resource Issues;2010 3rd Quarter, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p3
The article discusses the direct and indirect costs of obesity, and its implications on health expenditures incurred by the government and employers. The increase in the utilization of healthcare by obese individuals result in higher annual medical expenditures. In addition to increased medical...
- By The Numbers. // Modern Healthcare;7/31/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 30, p9
This article presents various statistical data on obesity in the U.S. including the obesity-related surgery costs when complications occur, the complication rate among nonelderly, obesity surgery patients with private insurance and the average total cost of obesity surgery.
- Obesity accounts for nearly 30 percent of health care spending increase since '87. Roszak, Dennis // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Dec2004, Vol. 78 Issue 12, p58
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...
- Weighing the Cost. // American Fitness;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p46
Reprints the article 'Weighing the Cost,' concerning a research that examined the relationship between median medical costs and weight groups, such as overweight and obesity categories, in worksites in the U.S.
- The Direct Health Care Costs of Obesity in the United States. Allison, David B.; Zannolli, Raffaella; Narayan, K. M. Venkat // American Journal of Public Health;Aug1999, Vol. 89 Issue 8, p1194
Objectives. Recent estimates suggest that obesity accounts for 5.7% of US total direct health care costs, but these estimates have riot accounted for the increased death rate among obese people. This article examines whether the estimated direct health care costs attributable to obesity are...