WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR NORTH CAROLINA?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in North Carolina is $1.4 trillion. In 2015, 6.1 million people in North Carolina had at least 1 chronic disease, 2.5 million had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost North Carolina $65.5 billion in medical costs and an extra $26.6 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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