ERIC Number: EJ668954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Relationship between National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Weight Guidelines and Concurrent Medical Costs in a Manufacturing Population.
Wang, Feifei; Schultz, Alyssa B.; Musich, Shirley; McDonald, Tim; Hirschland, David; Edington, Dee W.
American Journal of Health Promotion, v17 n3 p183-89 Jan-Feb 2003
Explored the relationship between the 1998 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) weight guidelines and concurrent medical costs among 177,971 employees, retirees, and adult dependents from a nationwide manufacturing corporation. Results indicated that the six weight groups defined by the NHLBI guidelines were consistent with concurrent medical costs. Except for the underweight group, medical costs gradually increased with body mass index. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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