The economic cost of obesity: the French situation.

  title={The economic cost of obesity: the French situation.},
  author={Elliot Levy and Philip Levy and Claude Le Pen and Arnaud Basdevant},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={19 11},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the economic burden of obesity in France. DESIGN A prevalence-based approach identifying the costs incurred during a given year (1992) by obese subjects. MEASUREMENTS Direct costs (personal health care, hospital care, physician services, drugs) and indirect costs (lost output as a result of cessation or reduction of productivity caused by morbidity and mortality); economic benefits due to the reduced incidence of hip fractures. RESULTS The direct costs of obesity… CONTINUE READING


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