Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases—such as heart diseasecancer, and diabetes—are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $2.7 trillion in annual health care costs.

Most chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors:

Chronic Diseases

Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases

Original page: https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/index.htm