Diabetes Prevalence Continues to Rise

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The prevalence of diabetes appears to have increased in the United States and in all subgroups of Americans evaluated in a study from 1988-1994 to 2011-2012. During the study period, the overall prevalence increased from 9.8% to 12.4%. Diabetes prevalence increased significantly in every age group, both genders, and every racial and ethnic group. Its prevalence also increased significantly among patients from all education levels and in all poverty income ratio tertiles.

Source: JAMA, September 8, 2015.

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