WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR GEORGIA?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Georgia is $1.4 trillion. In 2015, 6.3 million people in Georgia had at least 1 chronic disease, 2.5 million had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Georgia $64.6 billion in medical costs and an extra $26.8 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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