In Corrections and Clarifications

August 18, 2016

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An Aug. 16 article incorrectly stated that 70 percent of deaths worldwide are due to chronic disease, and that 1.87 of the 2.3 million deaths in the U.S. last year were due to chronic disease. The article also incorrectly stated that the CDC estimates that the U.S. will have 100 million diabetics in 2020.

Seventy percent of deaths in the U.S. are due to chronic disease, with the pattern of increasing deaths due to chronic disease seen in other countries. In 2014, approximately 1.8 of the 2.6 million deaths in the United States were due to chronic disease. The CDC estimates that the U.S. could have up to 100 million diabetics in 2050. The article has also been adjusted to clarify the costs of medical expenditures related to treating the chronically diseased.

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2 Comments on ““Fitness, Luck and Health”—Correction”

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Seems there still is some inconsistency - I just re-downloaded the PDF (V7), and the CDC stat now reads "It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that the United States could have up to a hundred million diabetics in 2050." But this "Corrections" post says "...in 2020." That's quite a few years difference. Can the correct date be reconciled and posted?

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replied to comment from David Taylor

Hi David.

The correct year is 2050. The notice above has been corrected, and the PDF will be updated shortly. We regret the error and appreciate your pointing it out.

Mike Warkentin
Managing Editor

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