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Multiple chronic conditions among adults aged 45 and over: trends over the past 10 years.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA.
NCHS data brief 07/2012;
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ABSTRACT KEY FINDINGS: Data from the National Health Interview Survey, 1999-2000 and 2009-2010 Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, the percentage of adults aged 45-64 and 65 and over with two or more of nine selected chronic conditions increased for both men and women, all racial and ethnic groups examined, and most income groups. During the 10-year period, the percentage of adults aged 65 and over with both hypertension and diabetes increased from 9% to 15%; prevalence of hypertension and heart disease increased from 18% to 21%; and prevalence of hypertension and cancer increased from 8% to 11%. The percentage of adults aged 45-64 with two or more of nine selected chronic conditions who did not receive or delayed needed medical care due to cost increased from 17% to 23%, and the percentage who did not receive needed prescription drugs due to cost increased from 14% to 22%.

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