The Effects of Hypertension and Obesity on Total Health Care Expenditures of Diabetes Patients in the United States
AbstractWe identify a representative sample of U.S. diabetes patients with comorbid hypertension and evaluate health care expenditures in this population across BMI strata. The underlying hypothesis is that the presence of comorbid obesity and hypertension poses an additional burden on patients with diabetes, thus impacting their overall resource utilization. That is, hypertension and obesity in combination have a greater adverse impact on health care expenditures than individually. More than one-third of diabetes patients suffer from comorbid obesity and hypertension, which outnumbers diabetes patients with neither or only one of these comorbidities. The results of multivariate regression clearly show the significant impact these comorbidities can have on the health care expenditures of the diabetes population.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Delaware, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 12-06.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 2012
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Purnell Hall, Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2565
Fax: (302) 831-6968
Web page: http://www.lerner.udel.edu/departments/economics/department-economics/
More information through EDIRC
diabetes; health care expenditures; hypertension; obesity;
Other versions of this item:
- Simon Condliffe & Charles R. Link & Shreekant Parasuraman & Michael F. Pollack, 2013. "The effects of hypertension and obesity on total health-care expenditures of diabetes patients in the United States," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(7), pages 649-652, May.
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Tim Dall & Plamen Nikolov & Paul Hogan, 2003.
"Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2002,"
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Saul Hoffman).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.