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journal article 
Author(s):
Yates, Nichola; Teuner, Christina M; Hunger, Matthias; Holle, Rolf; Stark, Renée; Laxy, Michael; Hauner, Hans; Peters, Annette; Wolfenstetter, Silke B 
Title:
The Economic Burden of Obesity in Germany: Results from the Population-Based KORA Studies. 
Abstract:
To estimate the excess costs of obese compared to normal-weight persons in Germany based on self-reported resource utilisation and work absence.Five cross sectional surveys of cohort studies in southern Germany were pooled resulting in 9,070 observations for 6,731 individuals (31-96 years). BMI was measured in the study centre. Self-reported health care utilisation and work absence was used to estimate direct and indirect costs for the year 2011 based on unit costs. Using regression analyses, ad...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Obes Facts 
Year:
2016 
Journal volume:
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
397-409 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1662-4025 
TUM Institution:
Klinik für Ernährungsmedizin