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10.9 million American men age 20 and older – 10.5% of all men in this age group – have diabetes. Nearly 1/3 do not know that they have it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National diabetes fact sheet: general information and national estimates on diabetes in the United States; 2005. http://ndep.nih.gov/media/2005_National_Diabetes_Fact_Sheet.pdf?redirect=true. Accessed July 8, 2015

Reference

Title
National diabetes fact sheet: general information and national estimates on diabetes in the United States
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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