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The cost-effectiveness of a successful community-based obesity prevention program: The be active eat well program
Article first published online: 5 JUL 2013
Copyright © 2013 The Obesity Society
Volume 21, Issue 10, pages 2072–2080, October 2013
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Moodie, M. L., Herbert, J. K., de Silva-Sanigorski, A. M., Mavoa, H. M., Keating, C. L., Carter, R. C., Waters, E., Gibbs, L. and Swinburn, B. A. (2013), The cost-effectiveness of a successful community-based obesity prevention program: The be active eat well program. Obesity, 21: 2072–2080. doi: 10.1002/oby.20472
Author contributions: MM - coordinated the collection of resource use data and the cost-effectiveness analysis, drafted the full paper, modified the paper in accordance with author contributions and prepared the final version; JH - undertook the resource data collection, conducted the economic evaluation, prepared tables and inputted to sections of the paper; AS - responsible for the outcome evaluation of BAEW, and reviewed the paper; CK - contributed to the design of the economic evaluation and to the final paper; HM, RC, EW, LG - contributed to the evaluation design and reviewed the paper; BS - principal investigator of the original BAEW study; contributed to the study design and evaluation, and reviewed the paper.
Disclosure: The authors declared no conflict of interest.
Funding agencies: This study was funded by National Health and Medical Research Council project grant (479510). Associate Professor Marj Moodie, Dr Andrea de Silva-Sanigorski and Dr Lisa Gibbs gratefully acknowledge salary support from an NHMRC Obesity Prevention Capacity Building Grant. Professor Elizabeth Waters, Dr Lisa Gibbs and Dr Andrea de Silva-Sanigorski also gratefully acknowledge salary and infrastructure support from the Jack Brockhoff Foundation. ACE Obesity project was funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health, Australia. Acknowledgement is also made of the funding provided for the original BAEW project by the Department of Health (then Department of Human Services).
- Issue published online: 5 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 5 JUL 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 30 MAR 2013 03:03AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 18 MAY 2012
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