Median of Diabetes Duration Among Adults Aged 18–79 Years, by Age, United States, 1997–2011
From 1997 to 2011, the median diabetes duration for adults aged 18–79 years was longest among adults aged 65–79 years and shortest among adults aged 18–44 years. During this period, the median duration showed no change until 2000 and then increased among adults aged 18–44 years, and declined until 2004 and then increased among adults aged 45–64 years. No changes in median duration were observed in age group 65–79. In 2011, the median duration of diabetes was 5.2 years among adults aged 18–44 years, 6.7 years among those aged 45–64 years, and 9.8 years among those aged 65–79 years.
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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