WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR RHODE ISLAND?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Rhode Island is $153 billion. In 2015, 635 thousand people in Rhode Island had at least 1 chronic disease, 249 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Rhode Island $6.4 billion in medical costs and an extra $2.6 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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