TABLE 2

Summary of Study Attributes

Accounted forTucker et al 200637Trasande 201040Thompson et al 199936Wang et al 201039Finkelstein et al 200838Ma and Frick 201141
Starting age for direct medical cost accrual (y)2012a3540206
Differential direct medical cost by age and BMIYesYesYesYesYesYes
Differential life expectancy by BMIYesNoYesYesYesYes
Time value of moneyYesYesYesYesYesYes
Weight transitions over the life courseYesYesNoNoNoNo
  • a Trasande also examined ages 6, 12, and 19 y in a sensitivity analysis. The body of the article contained calculations based on the cohort of 12-y-olds in 2005.