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Body Mass Index and Medical Care Expenditures Among North Carolina Adolescents Enrolled in Medicaid in 2004

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Obesity is recognized as a serious public health epidemic and a significant underlying cause of morbidity and mortality. This study examined medical care expenditure and utilization patterns in a sample of adolescents in North Carolina enrolled in Medicaid. Results show negative health consequences of overweight as early as adolescence.
SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 151, Aug 2006, p1-8, bibl, f