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Overweight in Adolescents: Implications for Health Expenditures

Alan C. Monheit, Jessica P. Vistnes, Jeannette A. Rogowski

NBER Working Paper No. 13488
Issued in October 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank James Kirby, Chad Meyerhoefer, and participants at the AHRQ Health Economics Seminar for helpful comments and Irina Grafova, Chad Meyerhoefer, and Sam Zuvekas for sharing data with us. We are indebted to Rizie Kumar for her skillful and diligent work constructing our data file and to Kathy McMillan of Social and Scientific Systems, Bethesda, MD for assistance in merging geographical variables to our analytical file. The views in this paper are those of the authors and no official endorsement by the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ, or the National Bureau of Economic Research is intended nor should be inferred.

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