Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults with Diabetes Using Any Diabetes Medication, by Sex, United States, 1997–2011
The age-adjusted percentage of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes reporting any diabetes medication use (pills, insulin, or both) showed no consistent trend from 1997 to 2011 for females, and showed little or no change until 2008 and then increased afterwards for males. During this period, the age-adjusted percentage was higher among males than females; however, the difference by sex declined over time. In 2011, the age-adjusted percentage was 83.7% among males and 78.3% among females.
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