Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
 Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.

  • An estimated 31% of Wisconsin adults have diagnosed hypertension (Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, 2019).
  • An estimated 9% of Wisconsin adults have diagnosed diabetes (Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, 2019). Additionally, 34% have prediabetes, but the majority remain undiagnosed and unaware of their condition (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020)
  • Each year, stroke-related death and disability affect thousands of stroke patients, their families, employers, and communities in Wisconsin. Just over 2,500 people died of stroke in Wisconsin in 2017, making it the fifth leading cause of death.1,2 In 2017, there were over 11,000 hospitalizations in Wisconsin where stroke was the principal diagnosis and about seven out of 10 occurred in people over the age of 65.

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     To find out more information on arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, use the navigation panel to the left, hover over Chronic Disease Prevention, and pick a topic from the drop down menu.