chronic disease

chronic disease

Cardiovascular Disease Data

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), or heart disease, is a serious health condition that affects over 37,000 Vermonters a year. It is the second leading cause of death among Vermonters and it is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. overall. Many chronic diseases, including CVD, are preventable, but not all. Learn about individual risk and how the Health Department is helping individuals prevent CVD.

Asthma Data

Asthma prevalence in Vermont has been higher than the nationwide rate since 2007. The rate of asthma is high among several northeastern states, and Vermont has recently ranked among states with the highest rates of asthma in the U.S.

Diabetes Data

In Vermont, diabetes is a serious health condition that affects over 40,000 adults, and is one of the leading causes of death resulting from a chronic disease. People who have diabetes, and those who are at risk (prediabetes) are often undiagnosed, which means that the actual prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes among Vermonters is likely higher than measured.

Arthritis

Arthritis is 100+ different rheumatic diseases and conditions. The most common form is osteoarthritis. Other common forms are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and gout. Some forms of arthritis can affect multiple organs.

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