Deaths from Chronic Illness


Deaths from Chronic Illness: 1,634,976 deaths (68.4% of deaths) from top-5 chronic diseases: heart disease, cancers, stroke, COPD, and diabetes (CDC/1999)

Death statistics for Chronic Illness: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Chronic Illness:

  • Chronic diseases estimated to account for almost of all deaths by 2020 (Institute for International Health Web Site)

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