Silver Book Fact

The number of people with chronic conditions exceeded a previous prediction by reaching 125 million in 2000 and will grow to almost 157 million by 2020.

Anderson G. Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care. Washington, D.C.: PhRMA; 2007. http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/sites/default/files/docs/ChronicCareChartbook_FINAL_0.pdf

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Anderson G
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Hospital spending accounted for 31% of all money spent on health care in 2005, which was the largest share of overall health spending.  
  • Hypertension, diabetes, and serious heart conditions among adults 45-64 years of age, by percent of poverty level: United States, 2007  
  • 40% of American adults reported that they went without care in 2004 because of costs during the year. This rate is 4 times higher than in the U.K., the benchmark…  
  • Percentage of people age 65 and over who reported having selected chronic conditions, by sex, 2005-2006  
  • From 2004-2005, 25% of 65-74 year olds and 60% of adults aged 85 and older reported a limitation of activity due to chronic conditions.