CDC National Diabetes Fact Sheet

Notes: 

Diabetes outcomes: Heart disease and stroke, Hypertension, Blindness and eye problems, Kidney disease, Nervous system disorders, Amputations, Dental disease, Complications of pregnancy, Other complications. • Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death based on U.S. death certificates in 2007. This ranking is based on the 71,382 death certificates in 2007 in which diabetes was the underlying cause of death. Diabetes was a contributing cause of death in an additional 160,022 death certificates for a total of 231,404 certificates in 2007 in which diabetes appeared as any-listed cause of death.
• Diabetes is likely to be underreported as a cause of death. Studies have found that about 35% to 40% of decedents with diabetes had it listed anywhere on the death certificate and about 10% to 15% had it listed as the underlying cause of death.
• Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes.
Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age but without diabetes.
Estimated diabetes costs in the United States, 2007
Total (direct and indirect)
$174 billion
1/3 don't know they have it.

TitleCDC National Diabetes Fact Sheet
Publication TypeGovernment Report
Year of Publication2011
URLhttp://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/factsheet11.htm
Government Body

CDC

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