More Americans suffer multiple chronic health issues

July 31, 2012 2:00:47 PM PDT
The number of Americans with two or more chronic health issues has increased over the last decade.

A survey compiled by the US National Center for Health Statistics looked at conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease.

Researchers found that people aged 45-to-64 with two or more chronic health issues rose from 15-21 percent.

For adults 65 and older that figure rose from 37-45 percent.

The survey found that a growing number of people either didn't get treatment or medications because of the cost.