WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR TENNESSEE?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Tennessee is $1 trillion. In 2015, 4.2 million people in Tennessee had at least 1 chronic disease, 1.8 million had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Tennessee $46.1 billion in medical costs and an extra $19.5 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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