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Median Age at Diagnosis of Diabetes Among Adult Incident Cases Aged 18–79 Years, by Sex, United States, 1997–2011

From 1997 to 2011, the median age at diagnosis of diabetes among adults aged 18–79 years showed little or no change for both males and females. In 2011, the median age at diagnosis was 53.6 years for males and 55.2 years for females.


Median Age at Diagnosis of Diabetes among Adult Incident Cases Aged 18-79 Years, by Sex, United States, 1997-2011. Links for data figures, sources, methods and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this image.

 

Year Sex
Male Female
Median
Age
Std
Error
Median
Age
Std
Error
1997 54.1 1.5 53.6 1.5
1998 54.0 1.4 51.8 1.2
1999 52.9 1.2 51.1 1.2
2000 53.7 1.2 51.3 1.0
2001 52.6 0.9 52.2 1.1
2002 53.3 0.8 53.6 0.8
2003 52.3 0.9 52.5 0.9
2004 52.0 1.2 52.3 0.9
2005 49.7 1.3 51.2 0.9
2006 51.2 1.1 50.6 1.1
2007 51.6 0.9 53.0 1.0
2008 50.9 1.3 51.9 0.9
2009 50.8 1.5 53.4 1.0
2010 52.2 1.3 53.2 1.1
2011 53.6 1.0 55.2 1.1


Methods and Limitations

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data computed by personnel in CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

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