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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Ever Told They Had Diabetes* by a Doctor or Health Professional, by Race/Ethnicity† --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2004--2008§

The figure shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years ever told they had diabetes by a doctor or health professional, by race/ethnicity, in the United States during 2004-2008. During 2004-2008, 7.6% of adults overall in the United States reported ever having been told they had diabetes. American Indian/Alaska Natives (17.5%), blacks (11.8%), and Hispanics (10.6%) were more likely than Asians (8.0%) and whites (6.6%) to report ever having been told by a doctor or health professional that they had diabetes.

* Respondents were asked whether they had ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they had diabetes or "sugar diabetes." Female respondents were told to exclude pregnancy-related diabetes. Persons who said they had been told they had "borderline diabetes" were considered to have unknown diabetes status; these persons were not included in denominators when calculating percentages.

All persons categorized as American Indian/Alaska Native, white, black, or Asian are non-Hispanic. Persons categorized as Hispanic might be of any race. Overall category includes persons of other and multiple races.

§ Data from five annual surveys were combined to increase sample sizes and produce more reliable estimates. Estimates are age adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population and using four age groups: 18--24 years, 25--44 years, 45--64 years, and ≥65 years. Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.

95% confidence interval.

During 2004--2008, 7.6% of adults overall in the United States reported ever having been told they had diabetes. American Indian/Alaska Natives (17.5%), blacks (11.8%), and Hispanics (10.6%) were more likely than Asians (8.0%) and whites (6.6%) to report ever having been told by a doctor or health professional that they had diabetes.

SOURCE: Barnes PM, Adams PF, Powell-Griner E. Health characteristics of the American Indian and Alaska Native Adult population, United States, 2004--2008. National health statistics reports; no. 20. Hyattsville, MD: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics. 2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/nhsr.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years ever told they had diabetes by a doctor or health professional, by race/ethnicity, in the United States during 2004-2008. During 2004-2008, 7.6% of adults overall in the United States reported ever having been told they had diabetes. American Indian/Alaska Natives (17.5%), blacks (11.8%), and Hispanics (10.6%) were more likely than Asians (8.0%) and whites (6.6%) to report ever having been told by a doctor or health professional that they had diabetes.



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