Chronic disease now kills more people than infectious disease in the U.S. Societal factors, like the rising cost of care and America's aging population, will only exacerbate this problem in the future.
3 out of every 4 deaths in the U.S. are attributable to chronic disease.
U.S. Healthcare spending as a percent of GDP has more than doubled since 1990.
More than two-thirds of U.S. healthcare costs go to treating chronic disease.
As Baby Boomers age, the number of Americans 65 and older will explode.
Sources: Center for Disease Control, National Council on Aging, U.S. Administration on Aging, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development