An article in Health Populi reported that 1 in 4 people with chronic conditions are delaying care, according to a survey conducted by the National Council on Aging. The survey found that the percentage of Baby Boomer women delaying care was much higher at 39 percent and Latinos were even higher at 43 percent.
The survey polled 1,000 people 44-years-old and up with chronic conditions. Two-thirds of people in that age group (44+) have two or more chronic conditions, including heart disease, arthritis, hypertension and diabetes. Twenty percent of that age group have 4 or more conditions.