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Developing a framework for estimating future body weight and health economic outcomes in children, given their current weight status, age, sex, ethnicity, and socioeconomic position.

This project aims to develop a framework for estimating future body weight and health economic outcomes in children, given their current weight status, age, sex, ethnicity, and socioeconomic position. 

A cross cutting project, part of our Novel Methods to Aid and Evaluate Implementation and Changing Behaviours for Better Health and Preventing Disease research themes.

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Aims

  • Conduct a systematic review in one of the key topics where we have identified gaps.
  • Estimate the excess health service costs associated with childhood excess weight in the United Kingdom over varying time horizons and stratified by subgroups of interest.
  • Estimate the cost-effectiveness of relevant interventions over varying time horizons.

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Deliverables

  • Systematic review publication
  • Economic costs publication
  • Economic evaluation publication
  • Conference presentations

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Expected Impact

  • This research is expected to have implications for every child in the United Kingdom and aspects of it may be generalisable to other countries.

Related research themes