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Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes Reporting Fair or Poor General Health, by Age, United States, 1994–2011

From 1994 to 2011, the percentage of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes who reported that in general their health was fair or poor slightly increased for adults 18–44 years old (30.8% to 44.9%) and slightly decreased for adults over 44 years old as follows: 45–64 years old (54.1% to 50.1%), 65–74 years old (52.5% to 45.9%), and 75 years or older (57.5% to 47.4%). Throughout the period, the percentage of adults with diagnosed diabetes reporting fair or poor general health was lower among those aged 18–44 compared with those older. However, in 2011, the percentages were similar across the age groups, 44.9% for those aged 18–44, 50.1% for those aged 45–64, 45.9% for those aged 65–74, and 47.4% for those aged 75 years or older.

Graph showing Percentage of Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes Reporting Fair or Poor General Health, by Age, United States, 1994–2011. Links for methodology and data limitations follow this figure.

 

YearAge GroupTotalAge-Adjusted
18–4445–6465–7475+
PercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd ErrorPercentStd Error
199430.82.554.11.852.52.257.52.850.11.141.91.5
199537.82.851.22.252.72.054.22.749.71.244.41.6
199635.62.551.51.552.11.951.12.449.01.043.11.4
199734.12.350.01.551.51.857.22.148.80.942.31.3
199836.82.148.91.448.71.754.32.047.60.942.91.2
199938.92.448.81.448.81.748.92.147.30.943.61.4
200044.62.949.01.350.11.649.32.148.50.946.81.6
200138.91.850.51.248.71.454.01.748.70.744.51.0
2002........    
200342.51.950.91.050.51.353.01.449.60.746.61.1
200441.61.850.41.050.21.349.91.548.80.745.71.0
200543.41.850.50.849.41.252.11.249.30.646.71.0
200640.41.849.20.949.61.149.81.248.00.644.61.0
200741.61.648.70.748.40.948.81.047.50.544.90.9
200838.61.547.70.748.30.849.10.946.50.543.00.8
200940.61.647.60.643.60.747.10.845.40.443.50.9
201044.21.447.60.645.20.746.10.746.20.445.50.8
201144.91.450.10.645.90.847.40.847.90.446.80.8

 

Methods and Limitations

----- Major changes to the survey methods began in 2011.

Data Source: Information came from the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The data were computed by CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation personnel.

 
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