WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR WEST VIRGINIA?
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in West Virginia is $265 billion. In 2015, 1.2 million people in West Virginia had at least 1 chronic disease, 527 thousand had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost West Virginia $24.4 billion in medical costs and an extra $5.2 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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