Economic costs of abdominal obesity.

@article{Hjgaard2008EconomicCO,
  title={Economic costs of abdominal obesity.},
  author={Betina H{\o}jgaard and Kim Rose Olsen and J. A. S{\o}gaard and Thorkild I. A. S{\o}rensen and Dorte Gyrd-Hansen},
  journal={Obesity facts},
  year={2008},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={
          146-54
        }
}
BACKGROUND To examine the relationship between waist circumference and future health care costs across a broad range of waist circumference values based on individual level data. METHOD A prospective cohort of 31,840 subjects aged 50-64 years at baseline had health status, lifestyle and socio-economic aspects assessed at entry. Individual data on health care consumption and associated costs were extracted from registers for the subsequent 7 years. Participants were stratified by presence of… CONTINUE READING

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