Socioeconomic Costs of Overweight and Obesity in Korean Adults

@inproceedings{Kang2011SocioeconomicCO,
  title={Socioeconomic Costs of Overweight and Obesity in Korean Adults},
  author={Jae Heon Kang and Baek Geun Jeong and Young Gyu Cho and Hye Ryoung Song and Kyung Ah Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2011}
}
This study was conducted to estimate the socioeconomic costs of overweight and obesity in a sample of Korean adults aged 20 yr and older in 2005. The socioeconomic costs of overweight and obesity include direct costs (inpatient care, outpatient care and medication) and indirect costs (loss of productivity due to premature deaths and inpatient care, time costs, traffic costs and nursing fees). Hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, ischemic heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and… CONTINUE READING
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