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20.8 million people–7% of the population–have diabetes.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Home Page. http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/

Reference

Title
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Home Page
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • Globally, diabetes affected an estimated 366 million adults in 2011- a figure predicted to rise to 552 million by 2030.  
  • The number of people age 75 and older with diabetes is projected to increase from 2 million in 2000 to 8.6 million in 2050.  
  • After adjusting for age and sex differences, the average medical expenditures among people with diabetes were 2.3 times higher than expenditures for those without diabetes.  
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