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As the baby boomers age, deaths from heart disease are projected to increase 2.5 times faster than the population as a whole, and the prevalence of heart disease is projected to increase by 16% each decade.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention; 2007

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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