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It is likely that diabetes is underreported as a cause of death. Studies show that only 35-40% of decendents with diabetes had it listed anywhere on the death certificate, and only 10-15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death.

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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