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Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007

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    • Percent of category expenditures associated with diabetes  
    • Age distribution of deaths associated with diabetes  
    • The value of lost productivity from premature mortality due to diabetes is $26.9 billion.  
    • Approximately 284,000 deaths in 2007 are attributed to diabetes.  
    • The number of workdays absent because of diabetes in 2007 is approximately 15 million.  
    • Approximately 40.7 million of the 186 million hospital inpatient days in 2007 were incurred by people with diabetes, and 24.3 million more are attributed to diabetes.  
    • The national burden of diabetes is likely to exceed $174 billion because it omits the social cost of intangibles such as pain and suffering, care provided by unpaid caregivers, excess…  
    • Indirect costs of diabetes include increased absenteeism ($2.6 billion) and reduced productivity while at work ($20.0 billion) for the employed population, reduced productivity for those not in the labor force…  
    • Approximately 1 in 5 health care dollars in the U.S. is spent caring for someone with diagnosed diabetes, while 1 in 10 health care dollars is attributed to diabetes.  
    • Americans with diagnosed diabetes incur average expenditures of $11,744 per year. These expenditures are approximately 2.3 times higher than what they would be in the absence of diabetes.  
    • The largest components of medical expenditures attributes to diabetes are hospital inpatient care (50% of total cost), diabetes medication and supplies (12%), prescriptions to treat diabetes complications (11%), and physician…  
    • Medical costs attributed to diabetes include $27 billion in direct care, $58 billion in treating diabetes-related chronic complications, and $31 billion in excess general medical costs.  
    • The total estimated cost of diabetes in 2007 is $174 billion–$116 billion in excess medical expenditures, $58 billion in reduced productivity.  
    • 17.5 million Americans had diabetes in 2007, compared to 12.1 million in 2002.