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Incidence Statistics for Types of Chronic Illness

The information below shows a list of types of Chronic Illness, with information as to the annual incidence of each of these types of Chronic Illness. Estimates of the people affected each year are calculated based on the available statistics.

Incidence Statistics for Types of Chronic Illness


Incidence Estimate

US people estimate

Statistic Used for Calculation

Chronic Illness (overall) N/A N/A 90 million people in USA (CDC)
Heart disease N/A N/A No information
Diabetes approx 1 in 340 or 0.29% or 798,000 people in USA 797,999 approximately 798,000 new cases diagnosed annually in USA (CDC-OC)
Cardiovascular Disease N/A N/A No information
Cerebrovascular disease N/A N/A No information
Hypertension N/A N/A No information
Kidney disease N/A N/A No information
Liver disease N/A N/A No information
Alzheimer's Disease N/A N/A No information
Arthritis N/A N/A No information
Cancer approx 1 in 217 or 0.46% or 1.2 million people in USA 1,248,899 1,248,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease N/A N/A No information
Epilepsy approx 1 in 1,502 or 0.07% or 181,000 people in USA 180,999 181,000 people diagnosed each year (CDC)
Hereditary Hemochromatosis N/A N/A No information
Iron Overload N/A N/A No information
Oral Diseases N/A N/A No information
Osteoporosis N/A N/A No information

Types of Chronic Illness

For more information about types of Chronic Illness, refer to our section on types of Chronic Illness.

About incidence:

The medical term 'incidence' of Chronic Illness usually refers to the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Chronic Illness. Prevalence is a different medical disease measure that refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Chronic Illness at any given time (e.g. prevalence includes people who have had a medical condition for a long time). For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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