The impact of overweight and obesity on the direct medical costs of truck drivers.

@article{Martin2009TheIO,
  title={The impact of overweight and obesity on the direct medical costs of truck drivers.},
  author={Bradley C. Martin and Timothy S Church and R. B. Bonnell and Rami H Ben-Joseph and Ted Borgstadt},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={180-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The primary goal of the study was to quantify health care costs of truckers across categories of normal weight, overweight, and obese. METHODS Health care claims data from a transportation logistics company were obtained from 2004 to 2005 and were merged with body mass index measures. A robust multivariate ordinary least squares regression model was used to adjust for demographic and occupational variables. RESULTS Two thousand eight hundred forty-nine truckers had a mean annual… CONTINUE READING

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