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The Lifetime Burden of Chronic Disease among the Elderly: Health and costs of the future elderly

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    • Only 2.7% of 65-year-olds who have experienced a stroke are free of comorbidities and physical limitations–66.4% have 3 or more.  
    • 71.5% of 65-year-olds with coronary heart disease have 3 or more comorbidities and physical limitations–only 3.8% have none.  
    • Less than 20% of 65-year-olds who have been diagnosed with cancer are free of comorbidities and physical limitations.