Diabetes

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity: Adults aged 20 and over
  • Percent with diabetes (physician-diagnosed or undiagnosed): 15.9% (2015-2018)
  • Percent with physician-diagnosed diabetes: 11.3% (2015-2018)
  • Percent with undiagnosed diabetes: 4.6 (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 14 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits
  • Number of visits to physician offices with diabetes as the primary diagnosis: 27.0 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 14 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

Emergency department visits
  • Percent of visits to emergency departments with diabetes indicated on the medical record:  12.8%

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 13pdf icon

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 87,647
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 26.7
  • Cause of death rank: 7

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: September 13, 2021