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Top 10 most expensive health conditions.

Top 10 Most Expensive Health Conditions

(in billions of dollars)

Heart conditions $76

Trauma disorders $72

Cancer $70

Mental disorders, including depression $56

Asthma and COPD $54

High blood pressure $42

Type 2 diabetes $34

Joint diseases* $34

Back problems $32

Normal childbirth $32

*Includes osteoarthritis.

Note: Based on 2005 data for visits to doctors’ offices, clinics, and

emergency departments, and for hospital stays, home health care, and

prescription drugs.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ELSEVIER GLOBAL MEDICAL NEWS

Note: Table made from bar graph.

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