One in every three Montrealers over the age of 15 suffer from a chronic disease, a health condition that is continuous with effects that are long-lasting.
A survey conducted by Montreal's department of public health (Enquête TOPO) studied 11, 000 Montrealers and found the following to be the most prevalent chronic diseases in the city:
- Hypertension - 17%
- Asthma - 8%
- Heart Disease - 8%
- Mood Disorders - 7%
- Diabetes - 7%
70% of premature deaths in Montreal are caused by chronic illness (as cited by CJAD), making them more dangerous than you'd think, . Something to keep in mind if you suffer from one of the above.
Do you have a chronic illness?
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