Percentage of Adults with Diabetes Using Any Diabetes Medication, by Age, United States, 1997–2011
From 1997 to 2011, the percentages of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes reporting any diabetes medication use (pills, insulin, or both) remained unchanged for those aged 45 years or older and showed no consistent trend for those aged 18–44 years. During this period, the percentage was lower among those aged 18–44 years compared with the other age groups. Among those aged 45 years or older, the percentages were similar. In 2011, 76.1% of those aged 18–44 years, 86.3% of those aged 45–64 years, 88.1% of those aged 65–74 years, and 86.2% of those aged 75 years or older reported using any diabetes medication.
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 analyzed by personnel in the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
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