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Overweight: What Are its Costs and What Could Be Done?

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  • Kolosnitsyna, Marina

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    (Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)

  • Berdnikova, Arina

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    (Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia)

Abstract

Global patterns of overweight and obesity trends, main factors influencing the process and instruments for public intervention are discussed. Special attention is paid to implications (economic costs) of overweight. By using RLMS data the authors estimate prevalence of overweight and obesity in Russia and identify its specific features. Estimations of direct and indirect costs of overweight for Russia are provided.

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Article provided by Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS" in its journal Applied Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 15 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 72-93

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Handle: RePEc:ris:apltrx:0007

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Keywords: overweight; obesity; public health; body mass index; direct and indirect costs of overweight;

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  1. Alexey Kalinin & Marina Kolosnitsyna & Liudmila Zasimova, 2011. "Healthy Lifestyles in Russia: Old Issues and New Policies," HSE Working papers WP BRP 02/PA/2011, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

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