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

The data show that blacks are disproportionately affected by diabetes. From 1980 through 2011, the age-adjusted prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased among all sex-race groups examined. From 1980 through 2011, the age-adjusted prevalence of diagnosed diabetes was higher among blacks than whites, and highest in general among black females. During this time period, the age-adjusted prevalence increased 160% (from 2.5% to 6.5%) among white males, 108% (from 2.6% to 5.4%) among white females, 148% (from 4.0% to 9.9%) among black males, and 84% (from 4.9% to 9.0%) among black females. Among Asians, from 1997 through 2011, the age-adjusted prevalence increased 81% (from 4.3% to 7.8%) among males and 49% (from 3.7% to 5.5%) among females.

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

 

YearWhiteBlackAsian
MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
PercentageStd ErrorPercentageStd ErrorPercentageStd ErrorPercentageStd ErrorPercentageStd ErrorPercentageStd Error
19802.50.092.60.094.00.464.90.39------------
19812.50.102.60.083.80.415.30.43------------
19822.50.132.50.093.80.435.60.47------------
19832.50.132.60.114.00.506.00.60------------
19842.50.122.60.114.40.545.70.49------------
19852.70.142.70.134.50.585.60.44------------
19862.90.142.70.134.40.495.40.45------------
19872.90.142.60.144.50.495.60.49------------
19882.70.112.50.114.80.475.40.41------------
19892.50.122.50.114.80.475.20.36------------
19902.60.122.70.114.60.555.00.36------------
19912.70.122.80.114.00.435.40.39------------
19923.00.123.00.124.40.425.50.40------------
19933.00.132.90.114.60.475.90.49------------
19943.10.143.00.125.10.456.20.43------------
19953.00.142.80.135.70.556.50.46------------
19963.10.133.10.126.20.546.80.42------------
19973.40.113.20.116.70.486.90.384.30.953.70.55
19983.80.093.60.096.20.347.40.304.20.653.40.45
19994.00.103.70.096.40.347.50.324.40.583.20.57
20004.40.123.80.096.50.327.90.313.70.553.30.55
20014.80.134.00.096.70.398.00.314.40.653.20.53
20025.00.124.10.096.80.407.80.315.20.683.40.47
20035.10.114.20.097.30.347.90.296.10.704.00.51
20045.20.114.50.107.80.337.90.265.50.734.70.59
20055.40.124.80.118.00.368.60.306.00.695.10.60
20065.40.134.90.128.40.379.00.316.40.655.30.56
20075.60.165.10.128.20.389.10.316.90.575.30.49
20086.00.165.20.138.60.409.30.296.80.585.50.61
20096.50.165.40.139.00.409.20.307.00.525.40.60
20106.60.155.40.129.70.389.30.327.40.555.50.56
20116.50.165.40.149.90.439.00.377.80.695.50.48

Methods and Limitations

Detailed Data Tables

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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