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David Crawford, Robert W. Jeffery, Kylie Ball, and Johannes Brug

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571512

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.001.0001

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Health economic burden of obesity – an international perspective

Health economic burden of obesity – an international perspective

(p.74) Chapter 6 Health economic burden of obesity – an international perspective
Obesity Epidemiology

Falk Müller-Riemenschneider

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Adrian von Schulzendorff

Stefan N. Willich

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This chapter gives an overview of obesity's economic burden by taking an international perspective. It briefly illustrates the fundamentals of health economic concepts and their importance in the interpretation of economic analyses. It summarizes the current data comprehensively and presents them according to various geographical regions of the world. The findings are discussed in the last part of the chapter.

Keywords:   obesity, overweight, economic burden, health economics, public health

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