WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR ALASKA?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Alaska is $91 billion. In 2015, 444 thousand people in Alaska had at least 1 chronic disease, 146 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Alaska $4.4 billion in medical costs and an extra $1.7 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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