Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Ever Received a Diagnosis of Diabetes,* by Race/Ethnicity and Hispanic Subpopulation† --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2009§

The figure shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who ever received a diagnosis of diabetes, by race/ethnicity and Hispanic subpopulation, in the United States in 2009, according to the National Health Interview Survey. During 2009, non-Hispanic black adults (13.2%) were almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic white adults (7.7%) to have been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes. The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes also was higher among Hispanic adults (12.3%) than among non-Hispanic white adults. Among Hispanic subpopulations, Mexican adults (13.8%) and Puerto Rican adults (16.7%) were more likely to have been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes compared with Central or South American adults (7.3%).

* Respondents were asked if they had ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes or sugar diabetes (female respondents were instructed to exclude pregnancy-related diabetes). Responses from persons who said they had "borderline" diabetes were treated as unknown with respect to diabetes. Unknowns were not included in the denominators when calculating percentages.

Persons of Hispanic origin might be of any race or combination of races.

§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population. Estimates are age adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. standard population as the standard population and using four age groups: 18--44 years, 45--64 years, 65--74 years, and ≥75 years.

95% confidence interval.

During 2009, non-Hispanic black adults (13.2%) were almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic white adults (7.7%) to have been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes. The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes also was higher among Hispanic adults (12.3%) than among non-Hispanic white adults. Among Hispanic subpopulations, Mexican adults (13.8%) and Puerto Rican adults (16.7%) were more likely to have been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes compared with Central or South American adults (7.3%).

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2009 data. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years who ever received a diagnosis of diabetes, by race/ethnicity and Hispanic subpopulation, in the United States in 2009, according to the National Health Interview Survey. During 2009, non-Hispanic black adults (13.2%) were almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic white adults (7.7%) to have been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes. The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes also was higher among Hispanic adults (12.3%) than among non-Hispanic white adults. Among Hispanic subpopulations, Mexican adults (13.8%) and Puerto Rican adults (16.7%) were more likely to have been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had diabetes compared with Central or South American adults (7.3%).



Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.


All MMWR HTML versions of articles are electronic conversions from typeset documents. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables. An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371; telephone: (202) 512-1800. Contact GPO for current prices.

**Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to mmwrq@cdc.gov.

 
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #