Diabetes Statistics

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

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:

  • Cubans: 7.6%
  • Mexican Americans: 13.3%
  • Puerto Ricans: 13.8%

Reviewed by Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N. (5/13)

Last Modified Date: March 14, 2014

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.
Sources
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. National Diabetes Fact Sheet. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/estimates11.htm (PDF accessed 05/10/13).

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