Chronic Conditions & Non-Communicable Diseases

Chronic Conditions & Non Communicable Diseases

  • Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis—are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also among the most costly and preventable of all health problems.
  • Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), primarily cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are responsible for 63% of all deaths worldwide (36 million out 57 million global deaths).