Median of Diabetes Duration Among Adults Aged 18–79 Years, by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 1997–2011
From 1997 to 2011, no consistent trends in the median diabetes duration were observed for black adults aged 18–79 years. However, the median duration of diabetes decreased from 1997 to 2003 and then increased for white adults, and increased from 1997 to 2011 for Hispanic adults. Throughout the period, the median duration of diabetes was similar across the race/ethnicity groups. In 2011, the median duration was 8.1 years for blacks, 7.6 years for whites, and 7.2 years for Hispanics.
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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