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After adjusting for age and sex differences, the average medical expenditures among people with diabetes were 2.3 times higher than expenditures for those without diabetes.

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012. Diabetes Care. 2013; 36(4): 1033-46. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/4/1033.full

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2013
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 36, Issue 4
Pages
1033-46
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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