Silver Book Fact

5 chronic diseases–heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes–account for more than 2/3 of all deaths.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The Burden of Chronic Diseases and Their Risk Factors: National and state perspectives. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2004. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/burdenbook2004/pdf/burden_book2004.pdf

Reference

Title
The Burden of Chronic Diseases and Their Risk Factors: National and state perspectives
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Older Americans spent 12.4% of their total expenditures on health, more than twice the proportion spent by all consumers (5.7%).  
  • People with Chronic Conditions Accounted for 85 Percent of All Health Care Spending in 2004  
  • Home health spending increased 11.3% (to $59 billion) in 2007.  
  • Nursing home spending reached $138.4 billion in 2008.  
  • In 2006, health care costs for Medicare enrollees age 65 and older were: 25% for inpatient hospital care 16% for prescription drugs 35% for physician/outpatient services 13% for long-term care facilities