Obesity Facts & Figures

  • Overweight employees often call in sick or take time off to go to the doctor. This can:
    • Reduce productivity
    • Interrupt workflow
    • Put the burden of someone else's workload on other employees
  • Overweight employees have $382 in additional medical costs than those with normal BMI (1)
  • Obesity costs $1,284-$2,415 more in medical costs annually than those with normal BMI (1)

Source:
(1) Moriarty JP, Branda ME, Olsen KD, et al. The effects of incremental costs of smoking and obesity on health care costs among adults: a 7-year longitudinal study. J Occup Environ Med. 2012;54(3):286-91.