WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR VERMONT?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Vermont is $79 billion. In 2015, 362 thousand people in Vermont had at least 1 chronic disease, 140 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Vermont $3.8 billion in medical costs and an extra $1.5 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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