Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults with Diabetes Using Any Diabetes Medication, by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 1997–2011
From 1997 to 2011, the age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes reporting any diabetes medication use (pills,insulin, or both) showed little or no change by race/ethnicity group. During this period, the age-adjusted percentage was higher among blacks compared with whites and Hispanics. In 2011, the age-adjusted percentage was 82.1% among blacks, 80.2% among whites, and 78.5% among 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 analyzed by personnel in the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Page last reviewed: November 20, 2012