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Prevalence of Disease Conditions in the Working Population

Gallup Healthways. Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index. April 28th Hill Briefing; 2008

Reference

Title
Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index
Publisher
April 28th Hill Briefing
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Gallup Healthways

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • In 2005, a person with 3 or more chronic conditions who was 65 and older and insured through Medicare paid, on average, $2,588 in out-of-pocket medical expenses.  
  • One in Four Americans Has Multiple Chronic Conditions  
  • Chronic Diseases are the Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.  
  • More than Three-Fifths of Health Care Spending Is on Behalf of People with Multiple Chronic Conditions  
  • Growth of chronic conditions in older adults
    The percentage of adults age 65 and older with multiple chronic conditions grew from 37.2% in 1999-2000, to 45.3% in 2009-2010.