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Relative weight-related costs of healthcare use by children--Results from the two German birth cohorts, GINI-plus and LISA-plus

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  • Breitfelder, Ariane
  • Wenig, Christina M.
  • Wolfenstetter, Silke B.
  • Rzehak, Peter
  • Menn, Petra
  • John, Jürgen
  • Leidl, Reiner
  • Bauer, Carl Peter
  • Koletzko, Sibylle
  • Röder, Stefan
  • Herbarth, Olf
  • von Berg, Andrea
  • Berdel, Dietrich
  • Krämer, Ursula
  • Schaaf, Beate
  • Wichmann, H.-Erich
  • Heinrich, Joachim

Abstract

Obesity among children and adolescents is a growing public health burden. According to a national reference among German children and adolescents aged 3-17 years, 15% are overweight (including obese) and 6.3% are obese. This study aims to assess the economic burden associated with overweight and obesity in children based on a cross-sectional survey from two birth cohort studies: the GINI-plus - German Infant Nutritional Intervention plus Non-Intervention study (3287 respondents aged 9 to

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics & Human Biology.

Volume (Year): 9 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 302-315

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ehbiol:v:9:y:2011:i:3:p:302-315

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Keywords: Obesity Overweight Children Cost-of-illness Healthcare utilisation;

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  1. Rahkovsky, Ilya & Gregory, Christian A., 2011. "Food Prices and Blood Cholesterol," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 103566, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Batscheider, Ariane & Rzehak, Peter & Teuner, Christina M. & Wolfenstetter, Silke B. & Leidl, Reiner & von Berg, Andrea & Berdel, Dietrich & Hoffmann, Barbara & Heinrich, Joachim, 2014. "Development of BMI values of German children and their healthcare costs," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 12(C), pages 56-66.

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