|| Rapid Growth
Expected in Number of Americans Who Have Chronic Conditions
In the year 2000, the U.S. population was 276 million. Nearly
half of the population 125 million Americans
live with some type of chronic condition.
About 60 million live with multiple chronic conditions. More
than 3 million 2.5 million women and 750,000 men
live with five such conditions.
shows the current and projected numbers of people with single
and multiple chronic conditions.
The Partnership for Solutions recently updated the groundbreaking
study by Dorothy Rice and Catherine Hoffman on the prevalence
and cost of chronic conditions. (Their findings were published
in 1996 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.)
Dr. Gerard Anderson first presented the Partnership's new
findings on November 29, 2000 at the 15th National Conference
on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control sponsored by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Check out the National Institute
for Health Care Management's issue
brief on cost and prevalence by Dr. Gerard Anderson