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Statistics About Diabetes

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Diabetes affects an estimated 23.6 million people in the US (90 percent to 95 percent have type 2 diabetes) – 17.9 million have been diagnosed, but 5.7 million are unaware they have the disease. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the American Diabetes Association, those affected include:

  • 11.5 million US women (10.2 percent of all women age 20 years and older)
  • 12 million US men (11.2 percent of all men age 20 years and older)
  • 186,300 people under age 20
  • 12.2 million adults over age 60
  • 3.7 million African Americans (14.7 percent of all African Americans age 20 years and older)
  • 2.5 million Hispanic/Latino Americans (9.5 percent of all Hispanic/Latino Americans)

14.9 million Caucasian Americans (9.8 percent of all Caucasian

  • Americans age 20 years and older)

According to the most recent statistics, diabetes was the sixth leading cause of death, and the fifth leading cause of death from disease in 2007. Diabetes costs $116 billion annually in direct medical costs. Diabetes costs $58 billion annually in indirect costs (loss of work, disability, loss of life).

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