University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
Diabetes Health Information
Facts About Diabetes
The diabetes statistics listed below come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Diabetes Fact Sheet for the United States, 2011
- 25.8 million Americans -- or 8.3 percent of the U.S. population -- have diabetes.
- 7.0 million people with diabetes in the U.S. are still undiagnosed.
- Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
- Diabetes remains a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney
disease and amputations.
- About 1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 in the United States.
- Minorities are at a greater risk for diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. After adjusting for population age differences, non-Hispanic blacks are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites, while Mexican Americans -- the largest Hispanic subgroup -- are 1.7 times as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic whites.
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This page was last updated on:
December 26, 2012.
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