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The number of workdays absent because of diabetes in 2007 is approximately 15 million.

American Diabetes Association. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007. Diabetes Care. 2008; 31(3): 1-20. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/31/3/596.full.pdf+html

Reference

Title
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007
Publication
Diabetes Care
Publication Date
2008
Authors
American Diabetes Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 3
Pages
1-20
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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