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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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  • Health care expenditures attributable to diabetes, by medical condition and type of service, 2002 (in millions of dollars)  
  • From 2001-2004, 23% of Americans age 60 and older had diabetes.  
  • The average yearly total costs for a person with diabetes who developed complications were $20,700- almost three times the average cost of $7,800 for diabetes patients without complications.  
  • In 2002, 51.8% of direct medical expenditures from diabetes were incurred by people over 65 years old.  
  • 48.5% of 64-year-olds with diabetes have 3 or more comorbidities and physical limitations–less than 10% have none.