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Table 3 Summary of the estimated economic costs of obesity in Thailand 2009

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

Cost Million baht %
Direct cost (health care cost) 5,584 46
  OPD 850  
  IPD 4,734  
Indirect cost (productivity loss) 6,558 54
  Premature mortality 5,864  
  Hospital-related absenteeism 694  
Total cost 12,142 100
% of total cost in term of GDP 0.13
% of Health care cost in term of National health care expenditure [37] 1.5