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Between 2002 and 2003, diabetes caused activity limitations for 41.1 of every 1,000 people between the ages of 65 and 74; for 49.4 of every 1,000 people between the ages of 75 and 84; and for 38.4 of every 1,000 people 85 and older. (Note – this data is for the civilian, noninstitutionalized population).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2005. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus05.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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