[ 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.
— Column Five and Harvard School of Public Health
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