[ Fall 2012 ]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of every two Americans suffers from a chronic disease, defined as a noncommunicable disease (NCD) prolonged in duration, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Chronic diseases are the number one cause of death in the U.S.
Individual Sections of the Infographic with Sources:
Causes of Death Worldwide and U.S. Health Care Costs
Noncommunicable Diseases: The Global Economic Toll
How Much Health Do We Get for Our Money?
Dollars and Diseases
U.S. Health Care Spending