Reduction of annual costs for obese U.S. persons by percentage of body weight loss 2012

This statistic represents the estimated reduction of annual costs for U.S. persons by percentage of body weight loss, as at 2012. As it is estimated, a body weight loss of 25 percet for a person with a BMI over 40 results in a total annual cost reduction of 790 U.S. dollars.

Estimated reduction of annual costs for obese and overweight U.S. persons by percentage of body weight loss, as at 2012*

25-29.9 BMI30-34.9 BMI35.5-39.9 BMI>40 BMIAll overweight & obese
Average 5% weight loss6010011016090
Average 10% weight loss160200250320190
Average 15% weight loss240300370480290
Average 20% weight loss320400500640390
Average 25% weight loss400510620790490
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Source

Release date

June 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

* Annual costs include medical and absenteeism. All figures in 2007 U.S. dollars.

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