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The influence of BMI, obesity and overweight on medical costs: a panel data perspective

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  • Mora, T.
  • Gil, J.
  • Sicras-Mainar, A.

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This paper estimates the impact of BMI, obesity and overweight on direct medical costs. We apply panel data econometrics and use a two-part model with a longitudinal dataset of medical and administrative records of patients in primary and secondary healthcare centres in Spain followed up over seven consecutive years (2004-2010). Other modelling approaches are also investigated as a robustness analysis. Our findings show a positive and statistically significant impact of BMI, obesity and overweight on annual medical costs after accounting for data restrictions, different subsamples of individuals and various econometric specifications.

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  • Mora, T. & Gil, J. & Sicras-Mainar, A., 2013. "The influence of BMI, obesity and overweight on medical costs: a panel data perspective," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 13/15, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.
  • Handle: RePEc:yor:hectdg:13/15
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    1. Jones, A. & Lomas, J. & Rice, N., 2014. "Going Beyond the Mean in Healthcare Cost Regressions: a Comparison of Methods for Estimating the Full Conditional Distribution," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 14/26, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.

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    Keywords

    BMI and Obesity; Healthcare costs; Panel data; Two-part models;

    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I14 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Inequality
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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