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Age-Adjusted Percentage of Civilian, Noninstitutionalized Population with Diagnosed Diabetes, by Education, United States, 1980–2011

From 1980 through 2011, the age-adjusted percentage of people with diagnosed diabetes increased by 153% (from 3.4% to 8.6%) for those with less than a high school education, 213% (from 2.4% to 7.5%) for those with a high school education, and 168% (from 2.2% to 5.9%) for those with more than a high school education. In general, throughout the period, the age-adjusted percentage was highest among those with less than a high school education compared with those with a higher level of education.

Graph showing number of persons with diagnosed diabetes, United States, 1980-2011. Links for methodology and data limitations follow this figure.

 

Year< High SchoolHigh School> High School
PercentageStd ErrorPercentageStd ErrorPercentageStd Error
19803.40.112.40.122.20.12
19813.50.122.40.122.20.14
19823.50.132.40.132.20.16
19833.30.132.30.152.30.21
19843.20.122.30.162.30.22
19853.20.112.50.252.20.26
19863.20.122.50.222.50.25
19873.20.122.50.192.50.22
19883.20.102.30.152.40.20
19893.10.102.40.172.00.16
19903.30.102.60.181.90.17
19913.40.102.70.201.90.16
19923.60.112.80.192.20.19
19933.80.143.20.162.20.16
19944.10.173.60.172.50.15
19954.70.233.50.172.50.15
19965.10.213.70.162.90.14
19975.30.193.90.153.10.12
19985.60.154.50.153.40.10
19995.80.154.70.153.70.10
20006.20.185.20.143.90.09
20016.60.185.50.154.10.10
20026.60.175.50.154.40.10
20036.60.215.30.174.60.13
20046.70.215.60.195.00.13
20057.00.226.50.245.30.16
20067.30.206.60.215.20.13
20077.70.237.00.245.20.14
20088.30.237.30.235.30.14
20098.50.247.60.225.70.13
20108.70.227.60.205.90.13
20118.60.247.50.225.90.15


 

Methods and Limitations

 

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Statistical analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation.

 

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