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1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes over the course of his/her lifetime.

Venkat Narayan K, Boyle J, Thompson T, Sorensen S, et al. Lifetime Risk for Diabetes Mellitus in the United States. JAMA. 2003; 290(14): 1884-1890. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/290/14/1884

Reference

Title
Lifetime Risk for Diabetes Mellitus in the United States
Publication
JAMA
Publisher
JAMA
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Venkat Narayan K, Boyle J, Thompson T, Sorensen S, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 290, Issue 14
Pages
1884-1890
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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