|Benefit-Cost Summary Statistics Per Participant|
|Taxpayers||$49||Benefits minus costs||($21)|
|Participants||$84||Benefit to cost ratio||$0.88|
|Others||$28||Chance the program will produce|
|Indirect||$1||benefits greater than the costs||47 %|
|Net program cost||($183)|
|Benefits minus cost||($21)|
|Detailed Monetary Benefit Estimates Per Participant|
|Benefits from changes to:1||Benefits to:|
|Labor market earnings associated with obesity||$35||$78||$0||$86||$199|
|Health care associated with obesity||$13||$6||$28||$7||$54|
|Adjustment for deadweight cost of program||$0||$0||$0||($92)||($92)|
|Detailed Annual Cost Estimates Per Participant|
|Annual cost||Year dollars||Summary|
|Program costs||$182||2014||Present value of net program costs (in 2015 dollars)||($183)|
|Comparison costs||$0||2014||Cost range (+ or -)||25 %|
|Estimated Cumulative Net Benefits Over Time (Non-Discounted Dollars)|
|The graph above illustrates the estimated cumulative net benefits per-participant for the first fifty years beyond the initial investment in the program. We present these cash flows in non-discounted dollars to simplify the “break-even” point from a budgeting perspective. If the dollars are negative (bars below $0 line), the cumulative benefits do not outweigh the cost of the program up to that point in time. The program breaks even when the dollars reach $0. At this point, the total benefits to participants, taxpayers, and others, are equal to the cost of the program. If the dollars are above $0, the benefits of the program exceed the initial investment.|
|Meta-Analysis of Program Effects|
|Outcomes measured||No. of effect sizes||Treatment N||Adjusted effect sizes (ES) and standard errors (SE) used in the benefit-cost analysis||Unadjusted effect size (random effects model)|
|First time ES is estimated||Second time ES is estimated|
|Diastolic blood pressure||6||697||-0.146||0.073||51||n/a||n/a||n/a||-0.146||0.047|
|Systolic blood pressure||6||697||-0.112||0.078||51||n/a||n/a||n/a||-0.112||0.154|
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