Chronic Disease Connection

Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for most of our nation’s health care costs.

Find out how CDC’s chronic disease prevention system) brings together data, health care systems, and communities to support healthy choices and reduce risk behaviors for all Americans.

Cause Rowan County North Carolina
Heart Disease 186.7 165.9
Diabetes 25.1 22.1
Kidney Disease 19.0 17.0
Stroke 52.3 43.0

Source: Leading Causes of Death by County of Residences, All Ages: Rates per 100,000 population from State Center for Health Statistics, North Carolina

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