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Chronic diseases limit activities of daily living

One in 4 Americans living with a chronic illness are limited in their activities of daily living.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Diseases the Power to Prevent, The Call to Control: At a glance 2009.. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 2009. http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/pdf/chronic.pdf

Reference

Title
Chronic Diseases the Power to Prevent, The Call to Control: At a glance 2009.
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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