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The lifetime costs of overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in Obesity Reviews, December 2017
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Title
The lifetime costs of overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence: a systematic review
Published in
Obesity Reviews, December 2017
DOI 10.1111/obr.12649
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Authors

D. Hamilton, A. Dee, I. J. Perry

Abstract

Research into lifetime costs of obesity in childhood is growing. This review synthesizes that knowledge. A computerized search of the international literature since 2000 was conducted. Mean total lifetime healthcare and productivity costs were estimated and inflated to 2014 Irish euros. This resulted in 13 published articles. The methodology used in these studies varied widely, and only one study estimated both healthcare and productivity costs. Cognizant of this heterogeneity, the mean total lifetime cost of a child or adolescent with obesity was €149,206 (range, €129,410 to €178,933) for a boy and €148,196 (range, €136,576 to €173,842) for a girl. This was divided into an average of €16,229 (range, €6,580 to €35,810) in healthcare costs and €132,977 (range, €122,830 to €143,123) in productivity losses for boys and €19,636 (range, €8,016 to €45,283) and €128,560, respectively, for girls. Income penalty accounted for the greater part of productivity costs, amounting to €97,118 (range, €86,971 to €107,264) per male adolescent with obesity and €126,108 per female adolescent. Healthcare costs and income penalty appear greater in girls while costs because of workdays lost seem greater in boys. There is proportionality between body mass index and costs. Productivity costs are greater than healthcare costs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 131 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 18%
Student > Bachelor 14 11%
Researcher 13 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 16 12%
Unknown 29 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 17%
Psychology 7 5%
Social Sciences 6 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 5%
Other 22 17%
Unknown 40 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 93. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 May 2021.
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#308,739
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Outputs from Obesity Reviews
#123
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#10,426
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Outputs of similar age from Obesity Reviews
#4
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