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The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare. Introduction The prevalence of obesity in Jamaica has been increasing over the last fifty years resulting in the main public health concern changing from a high prevalence of undernutrition and infectious diseases to a high prevalence of obesity and chronic non-communicable diseases CNCDs.
Obesity is known to be associated with several chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension and their sequelae and early mortality.
As a result, obesity and its associated diseases are likely to contribute significantly to health care costs burden in the Jamaican society due to increased morbidity and premature mortality. Estimating health costs associated with obesity will inform and strengthen the argument for effective intervention to reduce this burden in Jamaica.
With economic development comes the public health transition mentioned above [1- 3]. Many mid- to low-income countries undergoing this transition will at the same time manifest significant burden from both groups of diseases.
In such countries, as life expectancies have increased, more persons survive, living long enough to be afflicted with CNCDs that result from unhealthy diets, obesity, low levels of physical activity as well as other risk factors.
At the same time, segments of the population are still dealing with the traditional risks to health including unsafe water, under-nutrition and poor sanitation .
Jamaica has been undergoing the epidemiological transition described above . More than half of Jamaicans are overweight or obese  and both overweight and obesity are associated with several comorbidities [6,7].
According to Bray et al. The first category of disabilities is due to the physical presence of corpulence. Psychosocial function, osteoarthritis and sleep apnea belong in this category.
The second category of disabilities results from the metabolic changes associated with overweight e. Also the incidence of several chronic diseases increase with degree of overweight [6,7,9]. Both are associated with increased cardiovascular risk [,35].
Therefore, estimating the impact of obesity is via the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases for which obesity is a major risk factor is well-founded.
Given that obesity is a risk factor for both diabetes and hypertension, obesity is therefore a significant burden on the Jamaican economy.
The foregoing suggests that CNCDs constitute an important disease burden to the Jamaican Health Sector and significant economic burden to the country.
These growing costs are unsustainable and if left unchecked could reverse health gains and hinder economic growth. There are several studies that estimate the cost of obesity . Those studies for the most part, used prevalence data, while this study estimated the economic burden of nine CNCDs using data from hospital records.
This study aimed to estimate the economic burden of obesity and related chronic non-communicable diseases among patients in Jamaica. Health care in Jamaica is provided through a combination of public, private and quasi-public sector hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Therefore, patients who visited the UHWI during were deemed most suitable for this study. These estimations would provide important information for policy development, program planning and resource allocation in relation to CNCD management. In addition, the knowledge obtained will be useful as a benchmark of the economic cost of obesity in Jamaica and as a point of reference in the estimation of the economic burden of disease.
Actual use of medical services were used to estimate the monetary value of that burden in order to strengthen our argument for intervention and guide policy makers.
Methods Design of the study This is a prevalence-based cost-of-illness evaluation study using a survey of patient records and data from secondary sources. Primary data including cost and service utilization data were collected from the hospital records of patients. Secondary data included prevalence data from local  and other sources [6,41] which were used to calculate the population attributable risk of obesity.
Setting Study subjects included all adult patients who visited the University Hospital of the West Indies as a result of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoarthritis, and high cholesterol duringand who were years old and if female, did not give birth during the reference year.
Medical records were used to calculate actual costs of medical care to each patient as a result of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoarthritis, and high cholesterol.
The human capital approach was used to calculate the cost-of-illness due to mortality and morbidity. Cost-of-illness calculations were divided into two types: Direct costs included costs of drugs, consultations and hospitalizations, while indirect costs included costs attributed to morbidity, and premature mortality.INTRODUCTION.
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