8 Costly Chronic Diseases

February 8, 2021
Jeff Bendix, Senior Editor

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Logan Lutton

Here are eight of the most costly chronic diseases and conditions, along with three of their biggest risk factors.

The U.S. spends about $3.8 trillion annually on health care. Of that total, about 90% is spent treating people with chronic and mental health conditions. Here are eight of the most costly chronic diseases and conditions, along with three of their biggest risk factors.*

*Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion