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Since 1980, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has more than doubled, rising from 2.8 percent of the USpopulation to 8.3 percent in 2010.

Thorpe, Kenneth E. The Affordable Care Act Lays The Groundwork For A National Diabetes Prevention And Treatment Strategy. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 61-65. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/61.abstract

Reference

Title
The Affordable Care Act Lays The Groundwork For A National Diabetes Prevention And Treatment Strategy
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Thorpe, Kenneth E
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
61-65
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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