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48.5% of 64-year-olds with diabetes have 3 or more comorbidities and physical limitations–less than 10% have none.

Hurst W. The Heart, Arteries and Veins 10th Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2002

Reference

Title
The Heart, Arteries and Veins 10th Ed
Publisher
McGraw-Hill
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Hurst W

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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