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Diabetes is more prevalent in people age sixty-five or older, with rates of disease equal to 26.9 percent, compared to those age twenty or older, with disease rates of 11.3 percent.

Villarivera, Christel, Julie Wolcott, Anjali Jain, Yiduo Zhang, and Clifford Goodman. The US Preventive Services Task Force Should Consider A Broader Evidence Base In Updating Its Diabetes Screening Guidelines. Health Aff. 2012; 31(1): 35-42. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/1/35.abstract

Reference

Title
The US Preventive Services Task Force Should Consider A Broader Evidence Base In Updating Its Diabetes Screening Guidelines
Publication
Health Aff
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Villarivera, Christel, Julie Wolcott, Anjali Jain, Yiduo Zhang, and Clifford Goodman
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
35-42
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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