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In 2002, diabetes mellitus caused 54,715 deaths in people age 65 and older – ~74% of all diabetes mellitus deaths that year.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2004: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2004. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus04.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2004: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2004
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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