Diabetes Statistics

Total: 29.1 million children and adults have diabetes (9.3% of the population)
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).

Prevalence of Diabetes Among People Under 20 Years of Age

Prevalence of Diabetes Among People 20 Years or Older

  • Age 20 Years or Older: 28.9 million. 12.3% of all people in this age group have diabetes.
  • Age 65 Years or Older: 11.2 million. 25.9% of all people in this age group have diabetes.
  • Men: 15.5 million. 13.6% of all men aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
  • Women: 13.4 million. 11.2% of all women aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
  • New Cases: Close to 1.7 million individuals aged 20 years or older were diagnosed with diabetes in 2012.

Prevalence of Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity Among People 20 Years or Older

After adjusting for population differences, the 2010-2012 national survey data for people diagnosed with diabetes included the following prevalence:

  • Non-Hispanic Whites: 7.6%
  • Asian Americans: 9.0%
  • Non-Hispanic blacks: 13.2%
  • Hispanics: 12.8%

Among Hispanics rates were:

  • Cubans: 9.3%
  • Mexican Americans: 13.9%
  • Puerto Ricans: 14.8%

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

Last Modified Date: June 10, 2014

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Sources
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States." http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/estimates14.htm. (Accessed 6/14.)

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