Silver Book Fact

In 2003, over 162 million cases of seven common chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders) were reported in The United States, while only 109 million people were afflicted.

Milken Institute. The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease on the United States; http://www.chronicdiseaseimpact.com/state_sheet/USA.pdf

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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