North Carolina


Over 5 million cases of seven common chronic diseases cancers, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental disorders, and pulmonary conditions were reported in North Carolina in 2003. These conditions shorten lives, reduce quality of life, and create considerable burden for caregivers. The following map shows how states compare based on the prevalence of the seven common chronic diseases.

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Reported Cases of Common Chronic Diseases 2003
(As percent of population)
Cancers: 296,714 (3.5%)
Diabetes: 427,433 (5.1%)
Heart Disease: 536,927 (6.4%)
Hypertension: 1,191,627 (14.2%)
Stroke: 79,609 (0.9%)
Mental Disorders: 993,455 (11.8%)
Pulmonary Conditions: 1,512,535 (18.0%)

Economic Impact in North Carolina 2003
(Annual Costs in billions)
Treatment Expenditures: $7.9B
Lost Productivity: $32.1B
Total Costs: $40.0B
Milken Institute Chronic Disease Index
North Carolina Index Rank - 33     Composite Score - 74.08
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Projected Annual Costs 2023
  Current
Course
Alternative
Future
Costs
Avoided
Treatment
Expenditures
$28.9B $20.5B $8.4B (29.0%)
Lost
Productivity
$111.1B $82.0B $29.1B (26.2%)
Total $140.0B $102.5B $37.5B (26.8%)
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Real GDP in 2050
(In billions, 2003 dollars)
Current Course: $967.4B
Alternative Future: $1,137.1B
Potential Gain in GDP: $169.8B (17.5%)
 
Reported Cases Treatment Expenditures Lost Productivity Risk Factors Intergenerational Impacts
 
 
Milken Institute
Milken Institute analysis based on MEPS, NHIS, etc.
For more information refer to full report “An Unhealthy America: Economic Burden of Chronic Disease” or visit www.milkeninstitute.org