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Health economic burden of obesity – an international perspective

Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, Thomas Reinhold, Adrian von Schulzendorff, and Stefan N. Willich

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter gives an overview of obesity's economic burden by taking an international perspective. It briefly illustrates the fundamentals of health economic concepts and their importance in the ... More


Economic Impact of Cancer in the United States

MARTIN L. BROWN and K. ROBIN YABROFF

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the economic impact of cancer in the United States. Three categories of cost domains are identified: direct costs, resulting from the use of resources for medical care; ... More


The Mexican Dependency Problem

Cybelle Fox

in Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152233
eISBN:
9781400842582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152233.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter looks at the emergence of the perception of a “Mexican dependency problem,” which gained early traction in Los Angeles. Prior to the 1920s, social workers in the city were cautiously ... More


Economic Costs of Diabetes and the Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions to Prevent and Control This Disease

Ping Zhang and Rui Li

in Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195317060
eISBN:
9780199871544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317060.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In addition to exerting a negative impact on health, diabetes imposes a large economic burden on the national health care system. Correspondingly, it stresses national economies as well as ... More


Economic Costs of Obesity

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the economic costs of obesity. There is overwhelming evidence that excess weight is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Current estimates of economic expenses ... More


The Burden of Injuries: Trends and Implications

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of the results and discusses trends in incidence and costs by comparing the results to those reported in the 1989 report. It also includes a discussion of key ... More


The Economic Burden of Cancer in the United States

K. Robin Yabroff, Gery P. Guy, Matthew P. Banegas, and Donatus U. Ekwueme

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

With an aging and growing population and improved early detection and survival following diagnosis in the United States, the number of cancer survivors and prevalence of survivorship are expected to ... More


Total Lifetime Costs of Injuries

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter quantifies the total lifetime costs of injuries that occurred in 2000, defined as the sum of medical spending and lost productivity due to morbidity and mortality. The magnitude of total ... More


Tobacco

MICHAEL J. THUN and S. JANE HENLEY

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the factors that transformed tobacco use from a ceremonial practice in pre-Columbian times to a global epidemic. It discusses the role of nicotine addiction in sustaining and ... More


Incidence of Injuries in 2000

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the number of injury episodes in 2000, how serious the injuries were, and the mechanism and nature of the injuries. It counts the number of injury episodes, meaning that if ... More


Lifetime Medical Costs of Injuries

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents the lifetime medical costs of injuries. Cost estimates are divided into three mutually exclusive categories that reflect the severity of injury: (1) injury resulting in death, ... More


Lifetime Productivity Losses Due to Injuries

Eric A. Finkelstein, Phaedra S. Corso, and Ted R. Miller

in The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179484
eISBN:
9780199864621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179484.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents the lifetime productivity losses due to injuries. Nonfatal productivity are stratified losses into two categories: short-term losses, which represent lost wages and accompanying ... More


Assignment: Edo

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

in Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832056
eISBN:
9780824868789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832056.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes how alternate attendance affected the lives of a broad spectrum of people in Tokugawa, Japan. Peasants who paid taxes to support the lord's travel, transported the baggage and ... More


Annex: Economies in Wartime

Alan Bollard

in Economists at War: How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose the World Wars

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846000
eISBN:
9780191881244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846000.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Annex draws out learnings on the impact of World War II on the major warring economies, draws general conclusions on the burdens that war places on economies, and summarizes wartime policy ... More


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