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Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Aug;37(4):803-6. doi: 10.1139/h2012-061. Epub 2012 Jun 6.

Health care costs of physical inactivity in Canadian adults.

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Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada. ian.janssen@queensu.ca

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to provide a contemporary estimate of the health care cost of physical inactivity in Canadian adults. The health care cost was estimated using a prevalence-based approach. The estimated direct, indirect, and total health care costs of physical inactivity in Canada in 2009 were $2.4 billion, $4.3 billion, and $6.8 billion, respectively. These values represented 3.8%, 3.6%, and 3.7% of the overall health care costs.

PMID:
22667697
DOI:
10.1139/h2012-061
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