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Parents' willingness to pay for the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity

Overview of attention for article published in Health Economics Review, September 2014
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Title
Parents' willingness to pay for the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity
Published in
Health Economics Review, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13561-014-0020-8
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Dorothea Kesztyüs, Romy Lauer, Anja C Schreiber, Tibor Kesztyüs, Reinhold Kilian, Jürgen M Steinacker

Abstract

To determine parental willingness-to-pay (WTP) for childhood obesity prevention. Cross-sectional data from the follow-up measurements (2011) of a health promotion programme in German primary schools. Data collection included anthropometric measurements of children and self-administered questionnaires for parents, including WTP assessment. Mann-Whitney U-Test was used for differences between groups, and regression analysis to identify factors associated with general WTP and amount of WTP. From 1 534 parents, 97.8% considered overweight/obesity to be serious public health problems. A general WTP to reduce the incidence of childhood overweight/obesity by half, was declared by 48.8%. Parents of overweight/obese children showed with 61.4%, significantly more frequently, their general WTP than the others with 47.2% (p = 0.001). Mean WTP was <euro>23.04 (99% confidence interval (CI) [22.45; 23.75]) per month. Parents of centrally obese children showed significantly higher WTP than parents of the other children (p = 0.001). General WTP and the amount of WTP were associated with the central obesity of the child, migration status and household income. Additionally, general WTP was associated with maternal obesity. Nearly half of the parents were willing to invest in prevention of obesity. The general WTP significantly occurs more often and with higher amount in affected parents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 38 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 15%
Researcher 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Other 9 23%
Unknown 5 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 13%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 8%
Engineering 2 5%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 10 26%

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#4,517,730
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