Basic Summary for Chronic Illness


Main name of condition: Chronic Illness
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What is Chronic Illness?
  Brief description of Chronic Illness: Any form of continuing chronic illness.
  Parent types of Chronic Illness: Chronic infections
  Types of Chronic Illness: Heart disease, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebrovascular disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Liver disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Epilepsy, Hereditary Hemochromatosis, Iron Overload, Oral Diseases, Osteoporosis
How many people get Chronic Illness?
  Prevalance of Chronic Illness: 90 million people in USA (CDC)
  Prevalance Rate of Chronic Illness: approx 1 in 3 or 33.09% or 90 million people in USA [about data]
How serious is Chronic Illness?
  Deaths for Chronic Illness: 1,634,976 deaths (68.4% of deaths) from top-5 chronic diseases: heart disease, cancers, stroke, COPD, and diabetes (CDC/1999)
What causes Chronic Illness?
  Risk factors for Chronic Illness: see risk factors for Chronic Illness

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