Health Facts Profiles
Discover selected data and statistics that presents a snapshot overview of the health and well-being of Texas across four major subjects. Learn how these subjects may have impacted people living in Texas over time, by demographics, and by region or county. This information is intended to educate the general public and provide guidance for legislators and the community.
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Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs.