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What is the cost of lost productivity related to obesity in the U.S.?
Monday, July 19, 2004 3:53 pm Email this article
The cost of lost productivity related to obesity among Americans ages 17???64 is $3.9 billion according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
As of 1994,
- 39.3 workdays were lost to obesity.
- 62.7 million visits to the doctor were due to obesity.
- 239 million days of restricted activity were caused by obesity.
- 89.5 million bed-days were related to obesity.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Diabetes Prevention Program Meeting Summary. August 2001. Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee.
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