Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases

90 percent of our nation’s 3.8 trillion in healthcare expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions, according to a report by the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. For example, the article points out more than 868,000 Americans die of heart disease or stroke every year—that’s one-third of all deaths. The top chronic diseases noted in the article that impact people’s lives include heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes with lack of exercise, excessive alcohol use, and smoking topping the list of risk factors. Learn more about the economic and health toll chronic diseases have here:


Source: | Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases