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A Longer Living Nevada

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Chronic diseases are long-lasting illnesses or conditions that can be managed but not cured. Common examples of chronic diseases are cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, asthma, and kidney disease. Of the top five causes of death in the United States, four are chronic diseases. In Nevada, the leading causes of death are heart disease, cancer, and lower respiratory disease. The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease estimates 10,900 lives could be saved each year in Nevada with better prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and conditions.

Chronic Disease: Cancer IndicatorsYearCurrent Valuevs. prior period2020 TargetRankGrade
Chronic Disease: Diabetes IndicatorsYearCurrent Valuevs. prior period2020 TargetRankGrade
Chronic Disease: Heart Disease & Stroke IndicatorsYearCurrent Valuevs. prior period2020 TargetRankGrade
Chronic Disease: Respiration IndicatorsYearCurrent Valuevs. prior period2020 TargetRankGrade
Chronic Disease: Kidney IndicatorsYearCurrent Valuevs. prior period2020 TargetRankGrade
Note – All death rate statistics are per 100,000 residents

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Sources

  • Age-Adjusted Death Rate All Cancer – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database
  • Age-Adjusted Death Rate Lung Cancer – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database
  • Age-Adjusted Death Rate Prostate Cancer – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database
  • Age-Adjusted Death Rate Breast Cancer – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC WONDER Online Database
  • Cancer Prevalence - Medicare Population – CMS Chronic Condition Warehouse, www.ccwdata.org

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2020 Target Methodology

The 2020 targets are based on the methodology used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 initiative. In most cases the targets are calculated as a 10 percent improvement over the U.S. average from a base year, typically 2007-2008. In cases where national data from certain sources was not available or reliable, Nevada data was used as the baseline. For more information on Healthy People 2020 and the target-setting methodology, visit www.healthypeople.gov.