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Annual medical spending attributable to obesity: payer-and service-specific estimates.
In 1998 the medical costs of obesity were estimated to be as high as $78.5 billion, with roughly half financed by Medicare and Medicaid. This analysis presents updated estimates of the costs ofExpand
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National medical spending attributable to overweight and obesity: how much, and who's paying?
We use a regression framework and nationally representative data to compute aggregate overweight- and obesity-attributable medical spending for the United States and for select payers. Combined, suchExpand
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Forecasting the Future of Cardiovascular Disease in the United States: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association
Background— Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and is responsible for 17% of national health expenditures. As the population ages, these costs areExpand
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The costs of fatal and non-fatal falls among older adults
Objective: To estimate the incidence and direct medical costs for fatal and non-fatal fall injuries among US adults aged ⩾65 years in 2000, for three treatment settings stratified by age, sex, bodyExpand
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Obesity and severe obesity forecasts through 2030.
BACKGROUND Previous efforts to forecast future trends in obesity applied linear forecasts assuming that the rise in obesity would continue unabated. However, evidence suggests that obesity prevalenceExpand
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The economic burden of physical inactivity: a global analysis of major non-communicable diseases
BACKGROUND The pandemic of physical inactivity is associated with a range of chronic diseases and early deaths. Despite the well documented disease burden, the economic burden of physical inactivityExpand
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Economic causes and consequences of obesity.
Obesity is not only a health but also an economic phenomenon. This chapter (a) examines underlying economic causes, such as technological advancements, behind the obesity epidemic; (b) describesExpand
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Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States
Injuries are one of the most serious public health problems facing the United States today. Through premature death, disability, medical cost and lost productivity, injuries impact the health andExpand
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The Economic Toll of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States
This study provides estimates of the economic cost of intimate partner violence perpetrated against women in the US, including expenditures for medical care and mental health services, and lostExpand
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State-level estimates of annual medical expenditures attributable to obesity.
OBJECTIVE To provide state-level estimates of total, Medicare, and Medicaid obesity-attributable medical expenditures. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES We developed an econometric model thatExpand
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