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Due to innovation as well as other factors, the death rate in the U.S. from diabetes decreased by 3.9% in 2007 from 2006.

Xu J, Kochanek K, Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2007. Natl Vital Stat Rep. 2009; 58(1). http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_01.pdf

Reference

Title
Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2007
Publication
Natl Vital Stat Rep
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Xu J, Kochanek K, Tejada-Vera B
Volume & Issue
Volume 58, Issue 1
URL
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