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Health-care costs of underweight, overweight and obesity: Australian population-based study

Clifford, Susan A; Gold, Lisa; Mensah, Fiona; Jansen, Pauline W; Lucas, Nina; Nicholson, Jan; Wake, Melissa


Aim: Child health varies with body mass index (BMI), but it is unknown by what age or how much this attracts additional population health-care costs. We aimed to determine the (1) cross-sectional relationships between BMI and costs across the first decade of life and (2) in longitudinal analyses, whether costs increase with duration of underweight or obesity. Methods: Participants: Baby (n = 4230) and Kindergarten (n = 4543) cohorts in the nationally representative Longitudinal Study of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1111/jpc.12932


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