In 2014, 25.7% Adults Diagnosed With Multiple Physical Chronic Conditions

News Report | March 19, 2017


In 2014, 25.7% of adults were diagnosed with multiple physical chronic conditions (MCC). These adults were managing two or more of ten health conditions: hypertension, cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, hepatitis, current asthma, weak or failing kidneys, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. People with more MCCs had higher rates of past-year health care utilization than people with fewer MCCs.

Among adults ages 18 to 64, the rate of at least one consultation with a health care professional in the past 12 months ranged from 73.1% among those with no chronic conditions, 88.9% among those . . .

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