3. Consequences and costsnetnnet2022-11-27T09:06:46+01:00
3. Consequences and costs at various levels
The most serious consequences of obesity are borne first by those affected themselves, but also by their relatives. Own costs arise for:
the social effects of obesity
But also, the costs of obesity are enormous for each country:
Direct medical treatment costs (in OECD countries about 8.4% of all health care costs, in Germany about 10.7%) that were in Germany 2015 about € 29.4 billion direct, and about € 33.6 billion in direct costs) and only in obesity, so a BMI < 30! Tendency: strongly rising! And the costs of obesity are added to this!
Increased the number of sick days and resulting production losses.
These affected often suffer from these consequences:
Devaluation / teasing
Occupational consequences (overweight people are less likely to be promoted)
Studies from the USA show that being overweight is a significant barrier to marriage makes social advancement more difficult results in a lower average income that fat people are less likely to reach management positions So it’s high time Present solutions