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25.8 million Americans–8.3% of the total population–have diabetes.

National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf. Published 2011

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Published 2011
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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