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Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States–accounting for 70% of all deaths.

Chronic Disease Overview. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/overview.htm

Reference

Title
Chronic Disease Overview
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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