Total: 25.8 million children and adults have diabetes (8.3% of the population)
Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people
Prevalence of Diabetes Among People Under 20 Years of Age
- About 215,000 people less than 20 years of age have diabetes. This represents 0.26% of all people in this age group.
- Non-Hispanic white youth have the highest rate of new cases of type 1 diabetes.
- Clinic-based reports and regional studies indicate that type 2 diabetes is becoming more common among Native American/American Indians, African Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics and Latinos.
- During 2002-2005, 15,600 youth were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and 3,600 youth were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, annually.
Prevalence of Diabetes Among People 20 Years or Older
- Age 20 Years or Older: 25.6 million. 11.3% of all people in this age group have diabetes.
- Age 65 Years or Older: 10.9 million. 26.9% of all people in this age group have diabetes.
- Men: 13.0 million. 11.8% of all men aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
- Women: 12.6 million. 10.8% of all women aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
- New Cases: Close to 1.9 million individuals aged 20 years or older were diagnosed with diabetes in 2010. One in three (33%) men and close to 2 of 5 (39%) U.S. women born in 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in their lives.
Prevalence of Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity Among People 20 Years or Older
After adjusting for population differences, the 2007-2009 national survey data for people diagnosed with diabetes included the following prevalence:
- Non-Hispanic Whites: 7.1%
- Asian Americans: 8.4%
- Non-Hispanic blacks: 12.6%
- Hispanics: 11.8%
Among Hispanics rates were:
Reviewed by Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N. (5/13)
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