Using data for better health in San Diego

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3 behaviors

Poor diet - Physical inactivity - Smoking

4 chronic diseases

Cancer - Heart disease/stroke - Asthma/COPD - Diabetes

50% of deaths


Chronic diseases are now the major cause of death and disability worldwide, having surpassed infectious diseases and injuries. Three behaviors (Poor Diet, Physical Inactivity, Smoking) contribute to four chronic diseases (Cancer, Heart Disease/Stroke, Asthma/COPD, Diabetes) that cause over 50% of all deaths worldwide, a concept known as 3-4-50.

In 2007 within San Diego County, the 3-4-50 diseases caused 57% of deaths and cost $4 billion in direct treatment.

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