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Death Statistics for Types of Chronic Illness

Deaths and Chronic Illness:

This section presents information about the death rate statistics for the various types of Chronic Illness.

Death Statistics for Types of Chronic Illness

Disease

Death Rate Estimate

US deaths estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Chronic Illness (overall) approx 1 in 166 or 0.60% or 1.6 million people in USA 1,634,976 90 million people in USA (CDC)
Heart disease approx 1 in 12 or 8.09% or 22 million people in USA 22 million adults in the US 2000 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 22 million adults in the US 2000 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Diabetes approx 1 in 17 or 5.88% or 16 million people in USA 16 million Americans with 10.3 million diagnosed and 8.1 million women (NWHIC); 65 per 1000 - NHIS95; 8 million - perhaps 16 million if include not-yet-diagnosed. 16 million Americans with 10.3 million diagnosed and 8.1 million women (NWHIC); 65 per 1000 - NHIS95; 8 million - perhaps 16 million if include not-yet-diagnosed.
Cardiovascular Disease approx 1 in 4 or 22.72% or 61.8 million people in USA 61,800,000 cases in the USA (American Heart Association, 2004) 61,800,000 cases in the USA (American Heart Association, 2004)
Cerebrovascular disease approx 1 in 33 or 3.00% or 8.2 million people in USA 30 per 1000 - NHIS95 30 per 1000 - NHIS95
Hypertension approx 1 in 5 or 18.38% or 50 million people in USA 50 million Americans (NHLBI); 217 per 1000 (NHIS95) 50 million Americans (NHLBI); 217 per 1000 (NHIS95)
Kidney disease approx 1 in 36 or 2.72% or 7.4 million people in USA 7.4 million adults in the USA 1988-94 (American Journal of Kidney Disease) 7.4 million adults in the USA 1988-94 (American Journal of Kidney Disease)
Liver disease approx 1 in 679 or 0.15% or 400,000 people in USA 400,000 people in the USA 1976-80 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994) 400,000 people in the USA 1976-80 for "chronic liver disease and cirrhosis" (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Alzheimer's Disease approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA more than 4 million Americans (CDC); estimated 4 million people in the U.S (NHWIC) more than 4 million Americans (CDC); estimated 4 million people in the U.S (NHWIC)
Arthritis N/A N/A 37 million Americans (NIAMS)
Cancer unavailable No information
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy N/A N/A 2.3 million Americans (CDC)
Hereditary Hemochromatosis N/A N/A No information
Iron Overload approx 1 in 272 or 0.37% or 1 million people in USA more than 1 million Americans (CDC); 5 per 1000 in Caucasians (NIDDK); 1-in-200 to 1-in-300 more than 1 million Americans (CDC); 5 per 1000 in Caucasians (NIDDK); 1-in-200 to 1-in-300
Oral Diseases N/A N/A No information
Osteoporosis N/A N/A 28 million Americans (10 million with osteoporosis; 18 million with low bone mass); eight million American women and 2 million men (NWHIC)

Death Statistics for Chronic Illness

Deaths and Chronic Illness:

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

Deaths Rate:

approx 1 in 166 or 0.60% or 1.6 million people in USA

Health News Related to Deaths and Chronic Illness

Medical news summaries about deaths and Chronic Illness:

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Types of Chronic Illness

For more information about types of Chronic Illness, refer to our section on types of Chronic Illness. See also more information on death information for Chronic Illness.

 

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