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The effect of metabolically obese but normal weight on the labor market in South Korea

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The Effect of Metabolically Obese but Normal Weight on the Labor Market in South Korea
meats and ready-to-eat has more than doubled for those periods. It is easy to find these trends in the Middle East, Pacific Islands, and Eastern European countries, where they have adopted westernized food consumption patterns recently, resulting in rapidly increasing rate of obesity. Increasing numbers of obese people are causes of some individual or social problems in some
Table 1. Country Comparison of Obesity : Adult Prevalence Rate
Rank 1 10 18 21 139 157
Source : CIA, 2014, The World Factbook.
Country American Samoa Kuwait United States Czech Republic Korea, South Japan
Obesity rate (%) 74.6 42.0 33.0 32.7 7.7 5.0
1) Central Intelligence Agency (2014), The World Factbook, Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/ library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2228rank.html
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developed countries, mainly the United States and United Kingdom, and diffusing to other countries that have adopted westernized food consumption recently (See Table 1). Obesity problems bring with them a significant burden of not only individual mortality but also social exclusion and discrimination. For this reason, obesity problems impose direct and indirect costs in two ways: health and employment. First, substantial health care costs are associated with treating obesity and related symptoms. Also, social health care costs are higher for ob


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Title The effect of metabolically obese but normal weight on the labor market in South Korea
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Author(English)

Cho, Yongwon

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[Seoul]:Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade

Date 2014-06
Series Title; No KIET Industrial Economic Review / vol. 19(no. 3)
Pages 17
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Health
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