Survival: avoid disease and disability

If you want to have a shot at making it through the worst of the collapse stay healthy and avoid accidents.  Medicine will be less available as the depression grows worse and businesses fail. Below are some statistics about various diseases and disabilities.

Number of Americans Disease or disabling condition Estimated cost or comment Source Cost
178,600,000 Overweight or Obese $861 to $957 billion by 2030: 16-18% of health care costs American Heart Association 957,000,000,000
50,100,000 Medically attended injury and poisoning in noninstitutionalized population $406 Billion: $326 in lost productivity, $80 in medical treatment Journal of Epidemiology and Community health 406,000,000,000
38,284,000 Severe Disability under 65: 24,146,000. Over 65: 14,138,000. Total: 12.6% of Americans 2010 $357 Billion on programs for working age people with disabilities, 12% of federal outlays Census bureau 357,000,000,000
1,500,000 Autism Spectrum Disorder $200-400 Billion in 10 years Autism society 300,000,000,000
28,500,000 Diabetes – 8.3% of Americans $245 Billion Centers for Disease Control 245,000,000,000
5,000,000 Alzheimer’s $203 billion and $1.2 trillion by 2050 Centers for Disease Control 203,000,000,000
13,700,000 Cancer diagnosis (not all will die) $173 billion in 2020 173,000,000,000
80,000,000 Heart disease 17% of health cost now, $818 billion by 2030 $108.9 Billion Centers for Disease Control 108,900,000,000
128,000 Foodborne illness hospitalizations.  48 million cases/year $77.7 Billion Centers for Disease Control 77,000,000,000
795,000 Strokes $53.9 Billion Centers for Disease Control 53,900,000,000
7,500,000 Mental Retardation $51.2 Billion in 2003 51,200,000,000
68,000,000 High Blood Pressure $93.5 Billion Centers for Disease Control 47,500,000,000
15,000,000 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease $38.8 Billion in 2006 Centers for Disease Control 38,800,000,000
1,148,200 HIV infection and over 13 years old $36.4 Billion in 2006 Centers for Disease Control 36,400,000,000
600,000 Heart Failure $34.4 Billion Centers for Disease Control 34,400,000,000
31,000,000 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) $34 Billion Centers for Disease Control 34,000,000,000
2,600,000 Falls of elderly over 65 $30 Billion Centers for Disease Control 30,000,000,000
8,000,000 Gout $20 Billion  Centers for Disease Control 20,000,000,000
1,300,000 Rheumatoid arthritis $19.3 Billion in 2010 American College of Rheumatology 19,300,000,000
19,000,000 new STD infections/year (Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis) $17 Billion Centers for Disease Control 17,000,000,000
5,000,000 Fibromyalgia $13 Billion Centers for Disease Control 13,000,000,000
800,000 Cerebral Palsy $11.5 Billion in 2003 11,500,000,000
25,000,000 Ear Infection $3 Billion Centers for Disease Control 3,000,000,000
20,000 Hemophilia $3 Billion assuming $150,000/yr/person Centers for Disease Control 3,000,000,000
14,000,000 Vision impairment $2.5 Billion in 2003 2,500,000,000
1,400,000 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) $2.2 Billion Centers for Disease Control 2,200,000,000
48,000,000 Hearing Loss $2.1 Billion in 2003 2,100,000,000
450,000 Pulmonary Embolism $1.5 Billion 1,500,000,000
25,000 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis $1.25 Billion Centers for Disease Control 1,250,000,000
4,500,000 Bitten by dogs, 800,000 get medical care $489 million or $29,396 per claim in 2011 Centers for Disease Control 489,000,000
73,000 Escherichia coli O157 $405 million Centers for Disease Control 405,000,000
10,000 group A streptococcal pharyngitis in children $381 million 381,000,000
10,528 Tuberculosis (TB) 2.1 million at $2,000 per case (but up to $250,000 per person if drug resistant) World Health Organization $2,100,000
650,043,728 Clearly many Americans have multiple diseases and disabilities Total cost not too meaningful since the overweight/obese cost includes many of these diseases, many diseases not included, etc.   3,250,727,100,000
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