QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Diagnosed Diabetes,† by Urbanization Level§ and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019¶
Weekly / May 7, 2021 / 70(18);691
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Abbreviation: MSA = metropolitan statistical area.
* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Based on a positive response to the survey question, “Has a doctor or other health professional ever told you that that you had diabetes?” Respondents were asked not to include prediabetes or gestational diabetes.
§ Urbanization level is based on the Office of Management and Budget’s February 2013 delineation of MSAs, in which each MSA must have at least one urbanized area of ≥50,000 inhabitants. Areas with <50,000 inhabitants are grouped into the nonmetropolitan category.
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2019, the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years with diagnosed diabetes was higher among those living in nonmetropolitan areas (12.4%) than among those living in metropolitan areas (8.9%). Percentages of adults with diagnosed diabetes were higher in nonmetropolitan than metropolitan areas for those aged 18–44 years (3.5% versus 2.3%) and 45–64 years (15.2% versus 11.6%). Among adults aged ≥65 years, the difference by urbanization level (21.9% in nonmetropolitan areas versus 19.8% in metropolitan areas) did not reach statistical significance. The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased with age in both nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
Reported by: Ellen A. Kramarow, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4325; Nazik Elgaddal, MS.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Diagnosed Diabetes, by Urbanization Level and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:691. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7018a4external icon.
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