, Top 5 Lowest
, The United States
, Obesity Statistics
United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention: Based on research by Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D. of Emory University.
Data is obesity-attributable health care spending in the United States for the year 2008. Figures are U.S. dollars.
Obesity is defined as having a very high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass, or Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of an adult's weight in relation to his or her height, specifically the adult's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters.