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In 2010, diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death – with more than 69,000 deaths with diabetes as the underlying cause of death, and more than 234,000 with diabetes as a cause of death.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion. National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014: Estimates of diabetes and its burden in the United States. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 2014:7. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/2014-report-estimates-of-diabetes-and-its-burden-in-the-united-states.pdf. Accessed November 2, 2015

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014: Estimates of diabetes and its burden in the United States
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2014
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion
Pages
7
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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