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Direct and Indirect Health Care Cost Obesity-Related Medical Conditions


Turek, Stjepan
Direct and Indirect Health Care Cost Obesity-Related Medical Conditions // 13th Congress of the European Anthropological Association: Abstracts, Collegium Antropologicum (vol. 26, Suppl.) / Maver, Hubert ; Rudan, Pavao (ur.).
Zagreb: Hrvatsko antropološko društvo, 2002. str. 216-216 (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Direct and Indirect Health Care Cost Obesity-Related Medical Conditions

Autori
Turek, Stjepan

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
13th Congress of the European Anthropological Association: Abstracts, Collegium Antropologicum (vol. 26, Suppl.) / Maver, Hubert ; Rudan, Pavao - Zagreb : Hrvatsko antropološko društvo, 2002, 216-216

Skup
13th Congress of the European Anthropological Association

Mjesto i datum
Zagreb, Hrvatska, 30.08.-03.09.2002.

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Obesity; Croatia

Sažetak
Obesity and overweight have become an epidemic problem in Croatia, as in the most western countries too. The comorbid diseases have the important implications on the overall of health and premature mortality. Higher body weights are also associated with the increases in all-cause mortality. Obesity is responsible for numerous increases in: type 2 diabetes and its complications, hypertension, coronary heart disease, dyslipidemia, stroke, respiratory disorders (sleep apnea, Pickwickian syndrome, asthma), degenerative joint disease, gallstones, the increased risk of malignancy, including breast, prostate, uterine and colon cancer. The patients are not affected not only by these problems, but also by poor self-image, depression and possible employment discrimination. Obesity grade I, II and III according to the World Health Organization (1995) now affects approximately 69% males and 49.9% females in the Croatia. According to the recent Croatian data severe or morbid obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) 30.0-39.9 kg/m&sup2 ; and >40.0 afflicts approximately 21% males and 15% females, total 18%. Number of overweight people has climbed to 1.1 billion worldwide. The costs of managing obesity are often not reimbursed. The statistics from USA (1995) presented total cost of overweight and obesity of 99.2 billion. Because of the high prevalence of overweight and obesity in Croatia, it is necessary to take into account the direct health care cost (health care costs refer to preventive, diagnostic and treatment services) and the indirect ones (the value of wages lost by people unable to work because of illness or disability, premature death). According to the raising trend of the obesity, effective collaboration among government, health provider as well as a commitment of action by individuals and communities across the nation, are needed.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita, Etnologija i antropologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0196001

Ustanove
Institut za antropologiju

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Stjepan Turek, (144862)