Infographic: The dollars and sense of chronic disease

[ 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.

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 — Column Five and Harvard School of Public Health

Individual Sections of the Infographic with Sources:

Unhealthy Habits
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?
Auto Costs
Dollars and Diseases
U.S. Health Care Spending