WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR ARKANSAS?
Projected total cost of chronic disease in 2016-2030 in Arkansas is $409 billion. In 2015, 1.9 million people in Arkansas had at least 1 chronic disease, 787 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Arkansas $19.4 billion in medical costs and an extra $7.9 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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