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Deaths from Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness: Deaths

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)

Deaths from types of Chronic Illness: for details see deaths from types of Chronic Illness analysis; summary of available deaths by type data:

  • Heart disease: 725,192 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001); 30.3% of deaths
  • Diabetes: 71,372 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 68,399 annual deaths or 2.9% of deaths (CDC/1999)
  • Cardiovascular Disease: 945,836 deaths in the USA (American Heart Association, 2004)
  • Cerebrovascular disease: 163,538 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 167,366 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Hypertension: 16,968 annual deaths from primary hypertension and hypertensive renal disease in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Kidney disease: 35,525 annual deaths due to nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Liver disease: 26,050 deaths in the USA 1987 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: 53,852 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 44,536 annual deaths (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • Cancer: 555,500 annual deaths (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • Iron Overload: 238 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

Death Rate Extrapolation

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Chronic Illness: 1,634,976 per year, 136,248 per month, 31,441 per week, 4,479 per day, 186 per hour, 3 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 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)

Deaths from Chronic Illness: medical news summaries

The following medical news items are relevant to death from Chronic Illness:

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