You are viewing the site in preview mode

Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Relative risks for selected co-morbidities in obese subjects and Obesity Attributable Fraction (OAF)

From: Economic costs of obesity in Thailand: a retrospective cost-of-illness study

Diseases/conditions Relative risk of developing diseases Obesity attributable fraction (OAF) (%)
  Male Female Male Female
  1* 2** 1* 2**   
Breast cancer [32] - - 1.08 1.13 - 2
Colon and colorectal cancer [32] 1.51 1.95 1.45 1.66 8 9
Depression [32] 1.30 1.31 0.98 1.67 4 3
Diabetes mellitus [32] 2.40 6.47 3.92 12.41 24 52
Endometrial cancer [32] - - 1.53 3.22 - 17
Gall bladder [32] 1.09 1.43 1.44 2.32 2 12
Hyperlipidemia [26] 1.95 1.76 1.95 1.76 11 15
Hypertension [32] 1.28 1.84 1.65 2.42 5 15
Ischemic heart disease [35] 3.02 4.37 3.02 4.37 25 33
Obesity 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 100 100
Osteoarthritis [32] 2.76 4.20 1.80 1.96 23 15
Pulmonary embolism [32] 1.91 3.51 1.91 3.51 15 22
Stroke [32] 1.23 1.51 1.15 1.49 4 5
  1. *1 = BMI25.0-29.9 kg/m2 **2 = BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 .