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Prevalence of Diabetes among Adults (CDC)

Shows the percentage of adults that have ever been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Measurement Period: 2012
Value: 8.74

County

8.74

State

National

HP 2020

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  • 6.7
  • 11.7
  • 16.3

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Demographics

  • Prevalence of Diabetes among Female Adults (CDC)
    7.96237172177879
      Low: 6.5             High: 16.1
  • Prevalence of Diabetes among Male Adults (CDC)
    9.61515870700856
      Low: 7.1             High: 14

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2012 8.74047
    2011 8.50424
    2010 8.7826
    2009 8.81953
    2008 8.76075
    2007 8.24271
    2006 7.34285
    2005 6.96674
    2004 7.04644

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