National Health Expenditure Data, 2005 (U.S. health care costs increased 6.9% from 2004 to 2005).
National Health Expenditure Data, State-Level, 2004 (applied 6.9% increase to 2004 Texas health care cost).
National Health Expenditure Data, Personal Health Spending, 1999 (most recent data breaking out payer of health care costs by age) 87.7% of all health care expenditures were by ages 19 and older, with private insurance paying for 46.5% of the cost of ages 19-64 and 14.5% of ages 65+.
U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2006 (2005 data). Fewer adults in Texas have employment-based insurance. As a result, CPA reduced adult expenditures paid by private insurance (29.2%) by the difference in U.S. adults and Texas adults covered by employment-based insurance.
Finkelstein, Eric, et al., National Medical Spending Attributable to Overweight and Obesity, 2003 (4.7%).
Finkelstein, Eric, et al., Cost of Obesity to Full-time Employees, 2005; findings concluded that when the universe of costs is health care and absenteeism, health care accounts for 70% of the cost and absenteeism 30%.
Ricci, Judith, Elsbeth Chee, Lost Productive Time Associated with Excess Weight in the U.S. Workforce, 2005; findings concluded that when the universe of costs is absenteeism and presenteeism, absenteeism accounts for 32.2% of the cost and presenteeism 67.8%.
Goetzel, Ron, et al., The Health and Productivity Health Burden of the Top Ten, 2003; based on CPA calculations of obesity related diseases, CPA findings concluded that when the universe of costs is health care and disability, health care accounts for 92.3% of the cost and disability 7.7%.