Fact Based List:

Five Key Diabetes Statistics

Submitted by Clive Riddle on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 17:59

  1. Total annual costs of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S.: $174 billion
  2. 7.8% of the U.S. population has diabetes
  3. 24.2% of diabetes cases are undiagnosed
  4. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.
  5. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases

Notes: Total cost of $174 billion includes $116 billion for direct medical costs and $58 billion in indirect costs (disability, work loss and premature mortality).
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2007
Source URL: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2007.pdf

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  1. mledlin (not verified) on Wed, 11/03/2010 - 10:56

    Typo in entry #1

  2. mledlin (not verified) on Wed, 11/03/2010 - 10:55

    Good stats for a reporter if writing an article on diabetes.