Assessing cost-effectiveness in obesity: active transport program for primary school children--TravelSMART Schools Curriculum program.

@article{Moodie2011AssessingCI,
  title={Assessing cost-effectiveness in obesity: active transport program for primary school children--TravelSMART Schools Curriculum program.},
  author={Marjory L. Moodie and Michelle M Haby and Boyd A. Swinburn and Robert C. Carter},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={503-15}
}
BACKGROUND To assess from a societal perspective the cost-effectiveness of a school program to increase active transport in 10- to 11-year-old Australian children as an obesity prevention measure. METHODS The TravelSMART Schools Curriculum program was modeled nationally for 2001 in terms of its impact on Body Mass Index (BMI) and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) measured against current practice. Cost offsets and DALY benefits were modeled until the eligible cohort reached age 100 or… CONTINUE READING
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