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Diabetes Report Card 2012: National and State Profile of Diabetes and Its Complications

Incidence of Diagnosed Diabetes

Figure 1 shows diabetes incidence in the United States, which is the number of new cases diagnosed each year. The number of new cases of diabetes changed little from 1980 through 1990, but began increasing in 1992. From 1990 through 2010, the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes almost tripled. The rise in the incidence of type 2 diabetes cases is associated with increases in obesity, decreases in leisure-time physical activity, and the aging of the U.S. population.7

Figure 1: Annual Number of New Cases of Diagnosed Diabetes Among U.S. Adults Aged 18–79 Years, 1980–2010
Figure 1: Annual Number of New Cases of Diagnosed Diabetes Among U.S. Adults Aged 18–79 Years, 1980–2010. Follow link for data table.
Source: National Diabetes Surveillance System, National Health Survey data.

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