Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics

Published by: Kowsar

Cost Analysis of a Childcare Center-Based Intervention to Prevent Obesity in the Preschool Years

Kathryn E. McCollister 1 , * , Davina V. Tolbert 1 , Subodh Mishra 1 , Ruby Natale 2 , Susan Uhlhorn 2 and Sarah E. Messiah 1 , 3
Authors Information
1 Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA
2 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Education, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA
3 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Clinical Research, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA
Article information
  • Journal of Comprehensive Pediatrics: May 01, 2015, 6 (2); e25845
  • Published Online: May 23, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: December 5, 2014
  • Revised: March 12, 2015
  • Accepted: March 18, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/compreped-25845

To Cite: McCollister K E, Tolbert D V, Mishra S, Natale R, Uhlhorn S, et al. Cost Analysis of a Childcare Center-Based Intervention to Prevent Obesity in the Preschool Years, J Compr Ped. 2015 ; 6(2):e25845. doi: 10.17795/compreped-25845.

Copyright © 2015, Iranian Society of Pediatrics. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
  • 1. A Growing Problem. 2013;
  • 2. Childhood Overweight and Obesity. 2012;
  • 3. Pourhassan M, Najafabadi AT. Survey prevalence and prevention of childhood obesity. Shiraz E-Med J. 2009; 10(3): 126-37
  • 4. Obesity and Overweight. 2013;
  • 5. Messiah SE, Arheart KL, Natale RA, Hlaing WM, Lipshultz SE, Miller TL. BMI, waist circumference, and selected cardiovascular disease risk factors among preschool-age children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012; 20(9): 1942-9[DOI][PubMed]
  • 6. Messiah SE, Lipshultz SE, Natale RA, Miller TL. The imperative to prevent and treat childhood obesity: why the world cannot afford to wait. Clin Obes. 2013; 3(6): 163-71[DOI][PubMed]
  • 7. Azizi F. Prevention of Childhood Obesity. Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2011; 9(1): 246-7
  • 8. Finkelstein EA, Graham WC, Malhotra R. Lifetime direct medical costs of childhood obesity. Pediatrics. 2014; 133(5): 854-62[DOI][PubMed]
  • 9. Withrow D, Alter DA. The economic burden of obesity worldwide: a systematic review of the direct costs of obesity. Obes Rev. 2011; 12(2): 131-41[PubMed]
  • 10. The Obesity Prevention Source: Economic Costs. 2013;
  • 11. Ganz ML. The economic evaluation of obesity interventions: its time has come. Obes Res. 2003; 11(11): 1275-7[DOI][PubMed]
  • 12. Wang LY, Yang Q, Lowry R, Wechsler H. Economic analysis of a school-based obesity prevention program. Obes Res. 2003; 11(11): 1313-24[DOI][PubMed]
  • 13. Natale R, Messiah S, Lopez-Mitnik G, Uhlhorn S, Scott S, Delamater A. Healthy Caregivers–Healthy Children (HC2): A Childcare Center–based Obesity Prevention Program. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012; 44(4, Supplement)
  • 14. Natale R, Scott SH, Messiah SE, Schrack MM, Uhlhorn SB, Delamater A. Design and methods for evaluating an early childhood obesity prevention program in the childcare center setting. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13: 78[DOI][PubMed]
  • 15. Growth Charts Training. 2008;
  • 16. National Health and Nutrition Examination Anthropometric Procedural Manual. 2002;
  • 17. Thompson D, Edelsberg J, Colditz GA, Bird AP, Oster G. Lifetime health and economic consequences of obesity. Arch Intern Med. 1999; 159(18): 2177-83[PubMed]
  • 18. Finkelstein EA, Trogdon JG, Brown DS, Allaire BT, Dellea PS, Kamal-Bahl SJ. The lifetime medical cost burden of overweight and obesity: implications for obesity prevention. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008; 16(8): 1843-8[DOI][PubMed]
  • 19. Finkelstein EA, Trogdon JG, Cohen JW, Dietz W. Annual medical spending attributable to obesity: payer-and service-specific estimates. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009; 28(5)-31[DOI][PubMed]
  • 20. Brill A. The Long-Term Returns of Obesity Prevention Policies. Executive Summary 2013;
  • 21. Obesity and Overweight: Data and Statistics. 2011;
  • 22. Marder WD, Chang S. Childhood obesity: costs, treatment patterns, disparities in care, and prevalent medical conditions. Ann Arbor Thomson Medstat. 2006; 1(1): 1-4
  • 23. Finkelstein EA, Strombotne KL, Popkin BM. The costs of obesity and implications for policymakers. Choice. 2010; 25(3)-8
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments