Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Minorities Have Higher Rates Of Diabetes

From US Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Update, "Fighting Diabetes' Deadly Impact on Minorities:"
Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans (8.3% of the population).
Who has diabetes? According to the National Health Interview Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Census Bureau:
  • 17.5% of American Indians/Alaska natives
  • 16.3% of American Indians/Native Americans
  • 13.2% of Hispanics
  • 12.9% of non-Hispanic blacks
  • 9.1% of Asian Americans
  • 7.6% of non-Hispanic whites 18 and older

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