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Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion. 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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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