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- Disease Disparities
- Focus Area 1: Healthy Eating and Food Security
- Focus Area 4: Chronic Disease Preventive Care and Management
- Additional Chronic Disease Indicators
- How to get the most out of our visualizations
Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health care costs.