Birmingham 1999 - "The Cost of Obesity in Canada"

Birmingham, C. Laird; Muller, Jennifer L; et al
"The Cost of Obesity in Canada"
Canadian Medical Association Journal
February 23, 1999; v.160, n.4; pp.483-488
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The authors reviewed the literature to calculate the direct medical cost of obesity in Canada.  They estimate that obesity cost over $1.8 billion, or 2.4% of the total health care expenditures, in Canada in 1997. The three top contributors were hypertension ($656.6 million), type 2 diabetes ($423.2 million), and coronary artery disease ($346.0 million).


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