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Data are for the U.S.


  • Percent of adults 20 years and older with diabetes (physician-diagnosed or undiagnosed): 12.6% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of adults 20 years and older with physician-diagnosed diabetes: 9.6% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of adults 20 years and older with undiagnosed diabetes: 3.0% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 40 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Ambulatory care visits

  • 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]

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]


  • Number of deaths: 75,578
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 23.9
  • Cause of death rank: 7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, tables 9, 10, 11 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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