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Influência do excesso de peso e da obesidade nos gastos em saúde nos domicílios brasileiros

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Title
Influência do excesso de peso e da obesidade nos gastos em saúde nos domicílios brasileiros
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Cadernos de Saúde Pública, November 2015
DOI 10.1590/0102-311x00184214
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Daniela Silva Canella, Hillegonda Maria Dutilh Novaes, Renata Bertazzi Levy

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of excess weight and obesity on health spending in Brazilian households. Data from the Household Budget Survey 2008-2009 were used to estimate monetary health spending, corresponding to out-of-pocket spending, including purchase of medicines and payment for healthcare services, and to evaluate the nutritional status of the 55,970 household residents. Monthly spending on health and its components were analyzed according to the number of excess weight and obese individuals in households (none, one, two, or three or more individuals). The presence and increasing number of excess weight and obese individuals has resulted in greater spending on health, especially on medicines and health insurance. The results were maintained after adjusting for income, region, area, and presence of elderly and number of residents in the household. Excess weight and obesity had a direct impact on out-of-pocket health spending by Brazilian families.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 24%
Student > Master 7 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Student > Postgraduate 4 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 7 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Other 8 20%
Unknown 10 24%