Korda, Rosemary; Joshy, Grace; Paige, Ellie; Butler, James; Jorm, Louisa R; Liu, Bette; Bauman, Adrian; Banks, Emily
Background: Internationally there is limited empirical evidence on the impact of overweight and obesity on health service use and costs. We estimate the burden of hospitalisation-admissions, days and costs-associated with above-normal BMI. Methods: Population-based prospective cohort study involving 224,254 adults aged ≥45y in Australia (45 and Up Study). Baseline questionnaire data (2006-2009) were linked to hospitalisation and death records (median follow-up 3.42y) and hospital cost data. The...[Show more]
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