Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
Body Mass Index and Medical Care Expenditures Among North Carolina Adolescents Enrolled in Medicaid in 2004
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.