Index · Artikel · Health care cost burden for obese getting heavier

Health care cost burden for obese getting heavier

2009-08-19 11
   
Advertisement
résuméNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Caring for obese people is eating up an ever-bigger slice of the US health care spending pie, a new government report shows. From 2001 to 2006, health care expenditures on obese adults rose from $167 billion to $303 billio
Advertisement

Health care cost burden for obese getting heavier


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Caring for obese people is eating up an ever-bigger slice of the US health care spending pie, a new government report shows.

From 2001 to 2006, health care expenditures on obese adults rose from $167 billion to $303 billion, an 82 percent jump, according to an analysis by Marie N. Stagnitti, a senior survey statistician at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville, Maryland.

Costs for overweight individuals rose 36 percent, from $202 billion to $275 billion, while spending on normal-weight people rose 25 percent, from $208 billion to $260 billion.

"Obviously we need to get this under control," Stagnitti told Reuters Health. "This is just another way to cut the data show that, especially for the obese population, we need to figure out what's going on there."

Obese people accounted for 28 percent of total health care spending in 2001, and 35 percent in 2006, the researcher found, while normal-weight people's share of these costs dropped from 35 percent to 30 percent.

During that time the number of obese adults in the US rose from 48 million to 59 million, while the number of normal weight adults actually fell slightly, from 79.6 million to 78.3 million.

The figures come from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which samples US households on their health care spending, and account for the entire non-institutionalized civilian US population.

During the survey period, the proportion of overweight and obese people in the US population grew, which likely accounts for some of the increases in costs; in 2001, 23.6 percent of US adults were obese and 39 percent were normal-weight, compared to 27.2 percent and 36.1 percent, respectively, in 2006.

Stagnitti's analysis also showed that obese people accounted for the lion's share of the US population with at least a single chronic disease, like heart disease or diabetes. In 2001, 57.1 percent were obese, and in 2006 59.7 percent were obese.

  • Health care cost burden for obese getting heavier

    Health care cost burden for obese getting heavier
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Caring for obese people is eating up an ever-bigger slice of the US health care spending pie, a new government report shows. From 2001 to 2006, health care expenditures on obese adults rose from $167 billion to $303 billio
    2009-08-19 BURDENOBESE
  • Healthcare costs burden more Americans: study

    Healthcare costs burden more Americans: study
    WASHINGTON A growing number of Americans spend more than 10 percent of their income on out-of-pocket expenses for healthcare services and insurance, according to a study published on Thursday. The percentage of Americans with a "high financial burden
    2010-03-25 HEALTHCARECOSTSUSA
  • Senate health bill cost put at $829 billion

    Senate health bill cost put at $829 billion
    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Finance Committee's health bill would cost $829 billion and cut the deficit by $81 billion over 10 years, budget analysts said on Wednesday in a boost to President Barack Obama's efforts to reform health care. In a report t
    2009-10-07 HEALTHCAREUSABUDGET
  • Senate health bill costs pegged at $829 billion

    Senate health bill costs pegged at $829 billion
    WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Finance Committee health plan would cost $829 billion and cut the budget deficit by $81 billion over 10 years, nonpartisan budget analysts said on Wednesday in a report that could bolster President Barack Obama's healthcare r
    2009-10-07 HEALTHCAREUSA
  • Obesity costs US health system $147 billion: study

    Obesity costs US health system $147 billion: study
    CHICAGO Obesity-related diseases account for nearly 10 percent of all medical spending in the United States or an estimated $147 billion a year, U.S. researchers said Monday. They said obese people spend 40 percent more -- or $1,429 more per year --
    2009-07-27 OBESITYCOST
  • Obesity costs U.S. health system $147 billion: study

    Obesity costs U.S. health system $147 billion: study
    CHICAGO Obesity-related diseases account for nearly 10 percent of all medical spending in the United States or an estimated $147 billion a year, U.S. researchers said Monday. They said obese people spend 40 percent more -- or $1,429 more per year --
    2009-07-28 OBESITYCOST
  • Cheap obesity steps could have major health impact

    Cheap obesity steps could have major health impact
    LONDON Taxing junk food, limiting food adverts and making labels clearer could be the best way to curb rising obesity levels in countries like India and China, where increasing prosperity is creating ever heavier consumers. The average annual cost of
    2010-11-11 OBESITYPREVENTION
  • U.S. workers' health costs soaring, studies show

    U.S. workers' health costs soaring, studies show
    WASHINGTON U.S. workers getting health insurance for their families through employers have seen their premiums more than double in the last decade and the trend toward higher health costs is expected to continue, according to two reports released on
  • Employer health costs to rise in 2011

    Employer health costs to rise in 2011
    WASHINGTON Employers can expect to pay nearly 9 percent more for health care costs for their workers in 2011, the highest level in five years, according to a forecast released on Monday. And employers will likely ask their workers to 12 percent more
    2010-09-27 HEALTHCARECOSTSUSA
  • Arkansas health plan for poor to add limited federal costs: report

    Arkansas health plan for poor to add limited federal costs: report
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas A cost analysis released on Monday shows that a state plan to move Medicaid-eligible low-income citizens into a "private option" under upcoming federal healthcare exchanges would result in little additional federal costs. &
    2013-03-19 MEDICAIDARKANSAS
  • Chronically ill facing high drugs costs under U.S. health law

    Chronically ill facing high drugs costs under U.S. health law
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's ban on discriminatory health insurance practices against the sick has not stopped insurers from increasing up-front charges for the expensive drugs needed to control chronic illnesses from leukemia to multiple scle
    2014-02-28 HEALTHCARECOSTSUSA
  • Little screening of kids for obesity complications

    Little screening of kids for obesity complications
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Only a minority of obese youths are screened for diabetes, liver problems and high cholesterol, electronic medical records from an Ohio healthcare system show. Researchers say the findings are a call for action, since such
    2010-12-24 OBESITYSCREENING
  • Spain health service chokes as austerity tightens

    Spain health service chokes as austerity tightens
    MADRID Medical suppliers haven't been paid for as much as two years, emergency rooms have been shut down and doctors in Catalonia have been told to accept a pay cut or 1,500 medical residents will lose their jobs. Spain's treasured public health care
    2011-10-11 HEALTHCARESPAIN
  • Insight: Firms to charge smokers, obese more for healthcare

    Insight: Firms to charge smokers, obese more for healthcare
    n">Like a lot of companies, Veridian Credit Union wants its employees to be healthier. In January, the Waterloo, Iowa-company rolled out a wellness program and voluntary screenings. It also gave workers a mandate - quit smoking, curb obesity, or y
    2011-10-30 PENALTIES
  • Heart disease to cost U.S $503 billion in 2010: group

    Heart disease to cost U.S $503 billion in 2010: group
    WASHINGTON Cardiovascular disease and stroke will cost the United States an estimated $503.2 billion in 2010, an increase of nearly 6 percent, and many cases could have been prevented, the American Heart Association said on Thursday. The figure inclu
    2009-12-17 COSTSUSAHEART
  • Foodborne illness costs $152 bln annually: study

    Foodborne illness costs $152 bln annually: study
    WASHINGTON Foodborne illnesses cost the United States $152 billion in health-related expenses each year, far more than prior estimates, according to a study released by consumer and public health groups on Wednesday. Food safety advocates are hoping
    2010-03-03 FOODSTUDYSAFETY
  • Foodborne illness costs $152 billion annually

    Foodborne illness costs $152 billion annually
    WASHINGTON Foodborne illnesses cost the United States $152 billion in health-related expenses each year, far more than prior estimates, according to a study released by consumer and public health groups on Wednesday. Food safety advocates are hoping
    2010-03-04 FOODSTUDYSAFETY
  • More than 70 million U.S. adults obese, agency says

    More than 70 million U.S. adults obese, agency says
    WASHINGTON More than 72 million U.S. adults, or 26.7 percent, are obese, up 1 percentage point in two years, the U.S. government reported on Tuesday. Obesity has become "a major public health threat" and is steadily worsening, the U.S. Centers f
    2010-08-03 USAOBESITY
  • Surgery for obesity increases 10-fold in England

    Surgery for obesity increases 10-fold in England
    LONDON Use of weight-loss surgery has increased 10-fold in hospitals in England since 2000 and those who have gastric bands fitted can reduce their risk of early death and cut health service costs, scientists said on Friday. In a study published in t
    2010-08-27 OBESITYSURGERY
  • Health insurers face new rules over price hikes

    Health insurers face new rules over price hikes
    WASHINGTON U.S. health insurance companies that want to increase premiums by 10 percent or more next year would face tougher government scrutiny under new rules proposed on Tuesday. The rules, called for under the sweeping healthcare law passed in Ma

TOP

  • Day/
  • Week/
  • Original/
  • Recommand

Updated

  • Ein PA-Arzt-Assistent gab mein 8yr alt Lil 'Mädchen Prednisone 4 poision Efeu ... 2 20mg Tabletten ein?

    ... Tag ... wie auch immer, sie einige Nebenwirkungen hat, die von dieser schrecklichen Hitzewallungen drug..like, launisch, versucht & krank an ihrem Bauch eine Menge. so habe ich sehr besorgt und frage mich, ob es noch in Ordnung war 4 ihr 2 nehmen
  • Kann Lyrica einen Anstieg des Blutdrucks führen?

    Ich begann vor Lyrica 3 Monate nehmen und außerhalb der Gewichtszunahme es toll gearbeitet hat. Seit ich begonnen hat Lyrica nehmen mein Blutdruck Weg nach oben gegangen. Weiß jemand, ob es eine Korrelation oder ist das nur ein Zufall? ----schneiden-
  • Was Droge Rap Datum Pillen aussehen?

    ok Ich war bei einem Freund hängen und ich hatte ein Bier und erinnere mich an nichts, und heute habe ich ein Fieber und Schüttelfrost mein Körper taub im schwindlig ist und Benommen ----schneiden---- In Antwort auf Psyched bei 2011-02-08 19.25 Suzan
  • Boston Scientific schneidet verloren Verkaufszahlen

    Boston Scientific schneidet verloren Verkaufszahlen
    Expanded Ergebnis Einreichungen bei der Securities and Exchange Commission zeigen Boston Scientific Corp. von $ 200.000.000 Schätzungen des entgangenen Umsatzes trimmen. Beamte bei Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX) ergab, dass ein snafu mit der US
  • Ohio Katheter-Unternehmen PercuVision erhält FDA-Zulassung

    Ohio Katheter-Unternehmen PercuVision erhält FDA-Zulassung
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - PercuVision , das ein Gerät entwickelt, das medizinische Personal durch eine Harnröhren catheterizations leitet, erhielt US Food & Drug Administration Clearance sein Gerät auf den Markt. Das Unternehmen baute seine DirectVision Syste
  • Ist Rick Perry Stammzell-Operation ein schlechtes Beispiel? (Morning Read)

    Ist Rick Perry Stammzell-Operation ein schlechtes Beispiel?  (Morning Read)
    Aktuelle medizinische Nachrichten und einzigartigen Business - Nachrichten für alle , die über Gesundheitswesen kümmert. . Gouverneur Rick Perry und die Stammzell - Debatte Einige Ärzte befürchten , dass der republikanische Präsidentschaftsanwärter G
  • Warum brauchen wir bessere Forschung auf Arsen und andere Giftstoffe in Lebensmitteln

    Warum brauchen wir bessere Forschung auf Arsen und andere Giftstoffe in Lebensmitteln
    Die FDA erlaubt eine gewisse Menge der Giftstoffe in unserer Nahrung und Wasserversorgung, aber die Geschichte der Verordnung ist eine der ständigen Verringerung der Ebenen Ich schreibe nicht oft über Pestizide, Weichmacher, Schwermetalle oder andere
  • Nachteulen wahrscheinlicher Alpträume zu erleben

    Nachteulen wahrscheinlicher Alpträume zu erleben
    Mag lange aufbleiben? Der Nachteil kann mehr schlechte Träume sein, Forschung vorschlägt. Bildnachweis: Dreamstime Nachtschwärmer bleiben bis vielleicht denken spät ist ein echter johlen, aber eine neue Studie Hinweise darauf, dass Schlaf verzögert k
  • Italy bans Novartis flu vaccines pending tests

    Italy bans Novartis flu vaccines pending tests
    ROME/ZURICH Italy banned the sale and use of anti-influenza vaccines produced by Novartis on Wednesday pending tests for possible side effects, prompting authorities in Switzerland to also take precautionary steps. The Italian Health Ministry advised
  • Dünne Luft könnte Depression in Mountain States erhöhen

    Dünne Luft könnte Depression in Mountain States erhöhen
    Auf einer Höhe von 4.500 Meter, hat die Luft in Salt Lake City etwa 17 Prozent weniger Sauerstoff als die Luft auf Meereshöhe. Credit: Andrew Zarivny / Shutterstock.com Die acht Inter Staaten des amerikanischen Westens, manchmal auch die Selbstmordgü