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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >50 Years Told by a Health-Care Professional That They Had Diabetes, by Age Group --- United States and Canada, 2002--2003


During 2002--2003, diabetes was significantly more prevalent among adults aged >50 years in the United States than in Canada. Approximately 13% of U.S. adults in that age group had been told by a health-care professional that they had diabetes, compared with approximately 10% of that age group in Canada. Among those aged 50--64 years, 11% of U.S. adults had been told they had diabetes, compared with 8% in Canada.

SOURCE: Powell-Griner E, Blackwell DL, Martinez M. Health profiles of noninstitutionalized senior citizens in the U.S. and Canada: findings from the Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health. Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Philadelphia, PA; March 31--April 2, 2005.

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Date last reviewed: 11/17/2005


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