Table 3

Key parameter in the model (direct healthcare costs (US$))

Costs typeBMI categoryDistributions
Healthy weight
mean (95% CI)
Overweight
mean (95% CI)
Obese
mean (95% CI)
OOP14.5 (10.3 to 18.6)30.2 (18.9 to 41.5)48.2 (25.6 to 70.8)Gamma
NHIS20.3 (18.8 to 21.7)47.3 (41.7 to 53.0)83.6 (60.7 to 96.40)Gamma
  • Direct healthcare costs (US$)17 were taken from our previous study.

  • NHIS, National Health Insurance Scheme; OOP, out of pocket.