The Contribution of Workplace Characteristics to the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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Abstract

Diabetes has a significant economic impact on individuals, families, health systems, and countries [1]. In 2010 it was estimated that the global health expenditure on diabetes was US376 billion (?292 billion), equating to 12 of health expenditure and US1330 (?1031) per person [2]. A separate estimate in 2010 reported that diabetes cost the US US174 billion (?135 billion), with US58 billion (?45 billion) in indirect costs equating to over US2000 (?1551) on average per person with diabetes [3]. The World Health Organization estimates that between 2005 and 2030 the proportion of deaths caused by diabetes will double and global health expenditures associated with diabetes are expected to reach US490 billion (?380 billion) [1,2]. In 2003, it was estimated that diabetes cost Australia AUS6 billion (US6 billion, ?5 billion), with AUS21 million (US22 million, ?17 million) in indirect costs such as lost workdays and lost productivity equating to approximately AUS35 (US35, ?28) per person with diabetes [4].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65 - 76
Number of pages12
JournalDiabetes
Volume29
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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