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The Burden of Chronic Disease

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 28/10/2010 11:23

Canada’s chronic disease burden is growing, increasingly impacting the health of Canadians, the economy and the health care system.

The Burden of Chronic Disease. Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). 2008; 15(1).



One in three Canadian adults has a chronic health condition. Many have more than one. The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada says illnesses such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes account for two-thirds of all deaths in this country.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

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