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QuickStats: Diabetes Death Rate* for Hispanics Compared with Non-Hispanic Whites --- United States Versus Counties Along the U.S.-Mexico Border,§ 2000--2002

* Age adjusted per 100,000 population.

Might be of any race.

§ U.S. counties within 62 miles (100 km) of the border with Mexico.

95% confidence interval.

During 2000--2002, the age-adjusted diabetes death rate for Hispanics was 64.5% higher than for non-Hispanic whites in the United States. The difference was even greater in counties near the U.S.-Mexico border, where the age-adjusted rate for Hispanics was nearly three times the rate for non-Hispanic whites.

SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality data for 2000--2002. Available at

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Date last reviewed: 8/16/2006


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