18-Month Outcomes of a Community-Based Treatment for Childhood Obesity

September 10, 2013



Study: 18-month outcomes of a community-based treatment for childhood obesity
Childhood obesity represents a significant financial cost to families, communities, employers and the health care system. A study conducted for one large employer indicated that average per capita health insurance claims costs were as high as $2,907 in 2008 for an obese child and $10,789 for a child with type 2 diabetes, which is even higher than the average claims cost for adults with type 2 diabetes ($8,844).

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