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Diabetes

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity

  • Percent of noninstitutionalized adults 20 years and older with diabetes (physician-diagnosed or undiagnosed): 11.9% (2007-2010)
  • Percent of noninstitutionalized adults 20 years and older with physician-diagnosed diabetes: 8.5% (2007-2010)
  • Percent of noninstitutionalized adults 20 years and older with undiagnosed diabetes: 3.4% (2007-2010)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 46 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health care use: Ambulatory care

  • Number of visits (to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency departments) with diabetes as primary diagnosis: 37.3 million

Sources: Selected patient and provider characteristics for ambulatory care visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments: United States, 2009-2010 [PDF - 127 KB]

Health care use: Hospital inpatient care

  • Number of discharges with diabetes as first-listed diagnosis: 635,000
  • Average length of stay: 4.6 days

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 table, Average length of stay and days of care – Number and rate of discharges by first-listed diagnostic categories [PDF - 58 KB]

Health care use: Home health care

  • Number of current patients with diabetes as primary diagnosis: 164,300 (2007)
  • Percent of current patients with diabetes as primary diagnosis: 11.3% (2007)

Source: Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007, table 3 [PDF - 430 KB]

Health care use: Nursing home care

  • Number of residents with diabetes: 362,000
  • Percent of residents with diabetes: 24.2%

Source: 2004 National Nursing Home Survey, Residents, table 33B [PDF - 719 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 73,831
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 23.7
  • Cause of death rank: 7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, tables 9, 10, 11 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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