Obesity Costs by Gender, Age

January 31st, 2011 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

A new study published in Obesity sheds additional light on the economic impact of overweight and obesity. The study found that compared to normal weight counterparts, total health expenditures were higher of overweight females between age 22 and 77 and for overweight males between 48 and 67. For both genders, mean annual health care expenditures rose in a dose-response relationship by age within each BMI class and were highest among obese individuals. In all BMI classes, females were more likely to incur expenditures and had higher expenditures than males. Health-care expenditures of overweight and obese m… [Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011] – PubMed result