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Latest CDC Data

Recently CDC released data analysis from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and linked diabetes mortality and incidence data from 1985 to 2011. Here are some key highlights:
  • A projected 40% of U.S. adults (age 20 or older) with develop diabetes.
  • For the Hispanic population and non-Hispanic black women, it is estimated over 50% will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
  • Due to an increasing prevalence, we are living longer lives with diabetes. The number of years spent with diabetes increased by 156% in men and 70% in women.
  • In line with other recent data, the mortality and complication rates for diabetes are decreasing. The number of life-years lost to diabetes for US adults diagnosed with diabetes at age 40 decreased from 7.7 years to 5.8 years.
Read the data summary in The Lancet.