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Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2011
Authors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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