Economic burden of obesity-related chronic diseases in Mainland China.

@article{Zhao2008EconomicBO,
  title={Economic burden of obesity-related chronic diseases in Mainland China.},
  author={Wen-hua Zhao and Y S Zhai and Jian-ping Hu and Jin-song Wang and Z Yang and Lesley Kong and Chun-ming Chen},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
  pages={62-7}
}
The objectives of the present study are: (i) to estimate annual direct medical costs of chronic diseases attributable to overweight and obesity among adults in China and (ii) to predict the medical costs if the epidemic continues developing. Using 2002 National Nutrition and Health Survey (n = 39,834), the prevalence of overweight [24 > or = body mass index… CONTINUE READING