Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes
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Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the U.S.
- Approximately 25.8 million people (18.8 million diagnosed, 7.0 million undiagnosed) have diabetes, or 8.3% of the U.S. population with diagnosed diabetes in 2011
- Approximately 79 million adults aged 20 years or older have prediabetes based on fasting glucose or hemoglobin A1c levels
- About 1.9 million U.S. adults aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in 2010
- One-third of elderly have diabetes; three-quarters have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
- Compared with non-Hispanic whites, age- and sex-standardized prevalence of diagnosed diabetes was twice as high as in non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican Americans.
- Comparatively, crude prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in adults ≥ 20 years continues to increase from 5.1% in 1988-1994 to 7.7% in 2005-2006 to present day.
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