Costs of metabolic syndrome-related diseases induced by obesity in Taiwan.

@article{Fu2008CostsOM,
  title={Costs of metabolic syndrome-related diseases induced by obesity in Taiwan.},
  author={Tsu-Tan Fu and Timothy Wen and P Yeh and H Chang},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
  pages={68-73}
}
The objective of this paper is to estimate the cost of obesity's contribution to the metabolic syndrome diseases in Taiwan. We used individual data from the Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Two-Township Study survey and medical use and expenditures data from the Bureau of National Health Insurance (NHI) of Taiwan. By adopting the prevalence-based and population attributable risk (PAR) approaches, direct costs of obesity for six kinds of obesity related metabolic syndrome diseases have been… CONTINUE READING

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