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New PDF release: Applied Demography and Public Health

By Nazrul Hoque, Mary A. McGehee, Benjamin S. Bradshaw (auth.), Nazrul Hoque, Mary A. McGehee, Benjamin S. Bradshaw (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400761392

ISBN-13: 9789400761391

ISBN-10: 9400761406

ISBN-13: 9789400761407

This ebook combines the disciplines of utilized demography and public future health via describing how utilized demographic suggestions can be utilized to assist tackle public well-being matters. in addition to addressing the influence of getting older on healthiness and health-related expenditure, cause-specific mortality, and maternal well-being and morbidity, the e-book offers a number of chapters on specified research and methodological issues.

The chapters supply a couple of assets and instruments that may be utilized in engaging in learn geared toward selling public well-being. those assets comprise info on numerous well-being study datasets, diversified statistical methodologies for studying health-related facts and constructing options with regards to health and wellbeing prestige, methodologies for forecasting or projecting disorder incidences and linked expenditures, and discussions of demographic suggestions used to degree inhabitants healthiness status.

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More than 10 years later, the costs have surely increased with obesity’s increased prevalence. In addition to health care spending, obesity has many socioeconomic costs, with vast research detailing correlates between socioeconomic status (SES) and weight. Overweight and obesity are expensive, both nationally and personally. It is estimated that overweight and obesity are responsible for 5–9% of national annual medical costs (Wolf and Colditz 1994; Finkelstein et al. 2003), driven in part by the fact that obese individuals spend $10,000 more in lifetime medical expenses due to related medical conditions (Bhattacharya and Sood 2004).

2 to 8 million, and the Other category of obese persons will increase from 68,297 to 685,643. 1% of the growth in overweight and obese population, respectively, is due to migration. 8 presents the percent change in overweight and obese persons for selected time periods in Texas. 2% from 2000 to 2040. 2%, and the overweight Other adult population will increase by 612% (2000– 2004 migration scenario). The percent change in persons with obesity follows similar patterns with Hispanics having the highest percent change and Anglos having the smallest percent change.

However, the largest percent increase in overweight and obesity for all race/ethnicity groups is among those who are 65 years of age and older, except for the Hispanic population. For the Hispanic population the largest increase is among those who are 55–64 years of age. 11. As could be seen for the total population, the percent change in overweight and obesity is the highest for the older age groups both in zero net migration and 2000–2004 migration scenarios. 5% from 2000 to 2040 (2000–2004 scenario).

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