An additional 938 million gallons of gasoline each year are used each year due to overweight and obese individuals in the United States. That’s $4 billion extra.
Nationally, we spend $190 billion a year in additional medical spending as a result of obesity, or 20.6% of U.S. health care expenditures.
Obese men rack up an additional $1,152 a year in medical spending; obese women account for an extra $3,613 a year.
Obese women earn 11% less than women of healthy weight
Obese men take 5.9 more sick days a year and obese women take 9.4 more days than their healthy counterparts. This costs employers as much as $6.4 billion each year.
The very obese lose one month of productive work per year, costing employers an average of $3,792 per very obese male worker and $3,037 per female. Total annual cost of presenteeism due to obesity: $30 billion.