I came across the following about the cost of obesity in America from my friends over at medicalcoding.org. I always take statistics with a grain of salt, but I believe that when viewed constructively, this type of analysis can help raise more awareness for what is a BIG challenge in this country: obesity of course.
While this analysis is revealing, I would really love to see an analysis of the “cost of unhealthy living”. Unhealthy habits not only affect obese people, but those who are overweight, “overfat”, skinny, and all different shapes and sizes. I think the true economic cost to our society of lack of activity, poor eating habits, and generally unhealthy habits is MUCH higher than most people would imagine.
What do you think of the graphic below? Does it present an interesting analysis of an intractable problem, or is it more divisive than it is helpful?
Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment.
Via: Medical Coding