Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Iowa is $401 billion. In 2015, 1.8 million people in Iowa had at least 1 chronic disease, 701 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Iowa $19.5 billion in medical costs and an extra $7.3 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030). WHITE PAPER: The Costly Chronic Disease Epidemic in Iowa
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