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Title:
   Overweight and Obese Elderly and Near Elderly in the United States, 2002: Estimates for the Noninstitutionalized Population Age 55 and Older
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 68
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   February 25, 2005
Description:
   This Statistical Brief presents data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) for 2002 concerning the prevalence of overweight and obesity among the elderly and near elderly (age 55 and older) noninstitutionalized (community) population. Emphasis is placed on the relationships between body mass index (BMI) and demographic characteristics of the population, total health care expenditures, and inpatient and prescribed medicines expenditures.
Author(s):
   Jeffrey A. Rhoades, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only Publication
MEPS Topics:
   Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Hospital Inpatient Stays/Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures, Elderly Health Care, Obesity, Prescription Drugs, Medical Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st68/stat68.pdf (182 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st68/stat68.shtml
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