Overweight in adolescents: implications for health expenditures.

  title={Overweight in adolescents: implications for health expenditures.},
  author={Alan C. Monheit and Jessica Primoff Vistnes and Jeannette A. Rogowski},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  volume={7 1},
We consider a compelling research question raised by the growing prevalence of overweight among adolescents: do overweight adolescents incur greater health care expenditures than adolescents of normal weight? To address this question, we use data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and estimate a two-part, generalized linear model (GLM) of… CONTINUE READING