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New Data Shows Obesity Costs Will Grow to $344 Billion by 2018


  • Removing barriers and empowering Americans to take control of their health.
  • Educating Americans to see being obese as a serious medical condition that significantly heightens their risk for other health problems
  • Ensuring that fear about the stigma of obesity does not eclipse the need to combat it
  • Redesigning our health care system to treat obesity like a preventable medical condition
  • Engaging employers and communities to get them invested in promoting wellness

"I am hopeful that health and wellness programs to prevent obesity and other chronic conditions will remain a top priority in final legislation as health reform moves through Congress," Thorpe said. "These are problems we can no longer afford to ignore."

The report projects that obesity will surpass 50 percent of the adult population in six states, with an associated increase in health spending linked to obesity of more than $1,600 per person in each of these states:

       "Worst"   2008 Obesity 2018 Obesity Total State Cost Cost Per Person
        States        Rate         Rate      (in millions)       by 2018
                                               by 2018
       -------   ------------ ------------ ---------------- ---------------
    Kentucky         34.8%        51.2%        $6,008          $1,836
    --------         ----         ----         ------          ------
    Maryland         31.2%        52.1%        $7,686          $1,642
    --------         ----                      ------          ------
    Mississippi      37.7%        52.2%        $3,877          $1,757
    -----------      ----         ----         ------          ------
    Ohio             33.9%        50.9%       $16,222          $1,877
    ----             ----         ----        -------          ------
    Oklahoma         35.2%        56.1%        $5,102          $1,906
    --------         ----         ----         ---
SOURCE Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
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