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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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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