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In 2007, 12.2 million (23.1%) Americans age 60 and older had diabetes.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion. National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2007. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; June 2008

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2007
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
June 2008
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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