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U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.s. States And Communities Ranked By Incidence Of Diabetes

U.S. States and Communities Ranked by Incidence of Diabetes Home Data In Action U.S. States and Communities Ranked by Incidence of Diabetes New research, part of theGallup-SharecareState of American Well-Beingseries, examines the incidence of diabetes within all 50 states and across190 U.S. communities. Since 2008, when Gallup and Sharecare began tracking diabetes in the U.S., an estimated2 millionmoreadultsare reporting that they have been diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, theobesity rate, a significant risk factor for diabetes,has climbed by almost 3 pointssince 2008, to reach 28.3% nationally in 2016. Utah, Rhode Island,andColoradoare the states with the lowest incidence of diabetes within their populations, with less than 8% of their adult populations having been diagnosed with the disease. Boulder, Colorado,Bellingham, Washington,andFort Collins, Coloradolead the community rankings with the lowest reported levels of the disease. AlabamaandWest Virginiaare the states with the highest diabetes prevalence, both with more than 16% of their residents diagnosed with diabetes.The communities ofMobile, AlabamaandCharleston, West Virginiaplace last in the nation, with more than 17% of their respective adult populations having the disease. The report also highlightshospitals and health systems which have implementedinnovativediabetes managementprograms toensure patients have better health outcomes and better quality of life. To view the full rankings, download a copy of the report today . You can also subscribe to content from the Well-Being Index; by subscribing, well let you know when we release new reports and insights from the Well-Being Index. Continue reading >>

Data & Statistics | Diabetes | Cdc

Data & Statistics | Diabetes | Cdc

To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: Diabetes Data and Statistics, the Web publication of the US Diabetes Surveillance System, provides resources documenting the public health burden of diabetes and its complications in the United States. Here are some frequently asked questions about the system. The Diabetes County Atlas is an interactive Web application that allows you to view diabetes surveillance data and trends at the state and county levels and how counties compare with each other (ranks). Find out more about the methodology to obtain county-level estimates and county ranks. The Diabetes Atlas requires Adobe's Flash Player 10.0 or later to be installed. If you do not have Flash Player installed, please click the following link to download Flash Player 10.0 . The Atlas works best on a Windows platform with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (or later), JavaScript enabled, screen resolutions of 1024 X 768 pixels (or greater) and 256 colors (or better). Pop-up blockers should be turned off for this site to function properly. Continue reading >>

7 States Where Diabetes Prevalence Is The Highest

7 States Where Diabetes Prevalence Is The Highest

Diabetes: It's one of the most widespread chronic diseases in the United States, yet is also one of the most ignored and underdiagnosed. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its National Diabetes Statistics Report (link opens PDF), there are now 29.1 million people, or 9.3% the population, living with diabetes in the United States as of 2012. Of those 29.1 million people, the CDC estimates that 8.1 million, or roughly 28%, are undiagnosed. Compared to CDC's prior National Diabetes Statistics Report in 2010, which had pegged just 25.8 million cases of diabetes in the U.S., this jump is both significant and alarming. I say alarming because the direct and indirect costs of diabetes can be absolutely staggering to individuals, their families, and the healthcare system as a whole. Diabetes can bring about a bevy of health complications, such as an increased chance of heart disease, stroke, or kidney disease. However, complications associated with the disease can also cause people to miss work, become disabled, or even die prematurely. The CDC calculated this estimated direct (e.g., medical expenditures) and indirect cost to be a whopping $245 billion. Seven states where diabetes is the most prevalent It's also a disease that, while affecting people all over the U.S., seems to be more prevalent in seven states. According to CDC statistics, the seven states where the highest percentage of adults have been diagnosed with diabetes as of 2010 are: Mississippi (11.3%) Alabama (11.1%) West Virginia (10.7%) Louisiana (10.3%) Tennessee (10.2%) Oklahoma (10.1%) Kentucky (10.1%) With the exception of Oklahoma, a number of counties in these aforementioned states, as well as in a handful of other adjoining states, make up what the CDC Continue reading >>

The 10 States With The Highest Rates Of Diabetes

The 10 States With The Highest Rates Of Diabetes

The 10 States with the Highest Rates of Diabetes Approximately 1 out of every 11 Americans has been diagnosed with diabetes, making it one of the nations leading health concerns. Each November, the president signs a proclamation declaring the month National Diabetes Awareness Month, which serves as a catalyst to raise public awareness of the disease and of the latest prevention and treatment research. In his 2015 proclamation, President Barack Obama noted that more and more young adults are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the more common form, largely due to increasing obesity rates. He also noted that certain ethnic and racial groups Hispanics, African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders appear to face a particularly high risk of being diagnosed with diabetes. The Affordable Care Act made coverage for diabetes prevention services mandatory for insurers, and available to patients at no additional cost. And there is some evidence the rate of diabetes in the US is beginning to plateau , though its likely too soon to know whether the leveling out is sustainable. In recognition of National Diabetes Month, we took a look at state-level diabetes rates to compile the following list of the 10 states with the highest diabetes rates. Most of the data come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose latest data set is based on 2013 surveys. The diabetes rates presented are for adults, and calculated per 100 residents. Weve also included the states pre-diabetic rate, and the five-year increase in rate using data from 2008. The latter is included in order to provide some indication of the general trend. However, the CDC notes that its difficult to precisely compare historic data to new data, because prior to 2011, the CDC relied Continue reading >>

Diabetes: A State-by-state Breakdown

Diabetes: A State-by-state Breakdown

Health |Diabetes: A State-by-State Breakdown Among Americans 30 and older, 13.7 percent of men and 11.9 percent of women have diabetes . Almost one-third of them have never received a diagnosis of the disease. By applying statistical techniques to two databases, one with numbers gathered at the state level and the other national, researchers have arrived at what they believe are highly accurate estimates of prevalence, both diagnosed and not, in each state. Colorado, Minnesota, Montana and Vermont have low rates, with Vermont the lowest at 6.1 percent for people 30 to 59 and 19.9 percent for people over 60. Southeastern states have the highest rates, and Mississippi, where 11.4 percent of people 30 to 59 and 27.7 percent of those over 60 are diabetic, has the highest of all. Visually its very clear what we found the stark difference between the Southeast and the rest of the country, said the lead author, Goodarz Danaei, a research fellow in epidemiology at Harvard. The Southern States have a very dangerous aggregation of risk factors for heart disease: obesity , high blood pressure and diabetes. More men than women have diabetes in every state, and the gap is sometimes large. In Minnesota, for example, almost 12 percent of men have the disease, but only 8 percent of women. The variation among races is also stark. Nationally, about 18 percent of blacks and 16 percent of Hispanics have diabetes, compared with 11 percent of whites. The analysis , published in the online journal BioMed Central, has certain limitations. The researchers were unable to include family history of diabetes, physical activity , alcohol use and specific dietary risk factors in their research. Nonetheless, the report provides the only estimates of both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the Unit Continue reading >>

Cdc: Top 10 Cities With Highest Percentage Of Adults With Diabetes

Cdc: Top 10 Cities With Highest Percentage Of Adults With Diabetes

Cities in Texas and Georgia are seeing more adults 18 years and older diagnosed with diabetes than previous years, according to data released by the CDC. The CDC, in partnership with the CDC Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, created the 500 Cities Project, an interactive web application designed to help public health professionals, legislators and researchers identify geographical areas where specific health outcomes such as COPD, cancer and arthritis, among others, are most prevalent. Here are the top 10 cities with the highest percentage of adults diagnosed with diabetes. The results have been adjusted for age. Brownsville, Texas — 16.9 percent of adults Pharr, Texas — 16.8 Laredo, Texas — 16.8 Macon, Ga. — 16.6 Compton, Calif. — 16.5 Lynwood, Calif. — 16.4 Birmingham, Ala. — 16.1 Albany, Ga. — 15.9 Edinburg, Texas — 15.1 Jackson, Miss. — 15.1 South Gate, Calif. — 15 To view the full list, click here. More articles on population health: Ebola fighter on 2014 Time magazine cover dies Low-income elderly patients more likely to have multiple chronic diseases An increase in fruit & vegetable intake reduces COPD risk in smokers, study finds © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2018. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here. Continue reading >>

This 1 U.s. State Has The Highest Diabetes Rate In The Country

This 1 U.s. State Has The Highest Diabetes Rate In The Country

This 1 U.S. State Has the Highest Diabetes Rate in the Country The United States is well known for its obesity problem. Obesity can lead to health complications like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes . As of 2015, about 9.4% of the population had type 2 diabetes according to Diabetes.org. However, the disease is far more prevalent in certain states. Weve ranked the top 10 states with the highest type 2 diabetes rates and followed it with the top 10 states with the lowest type 2 diabetes rates. The rates are according to stateofobesity.org . Oklahoma is the first state to make the list with about 12% of its adult population living with diabetes . 32.8% of Oklahomas adult population is obese. Oklahoma requires its elementary school students to participate in physical education classes but not its middle school or high school students. PE classes can be a driving force in helping children prevent obesity and diabetes in later years. Louisiana ties for the eighth position with 12.1% of its population suffering from diabetes . It is also the fifth most obese state in the nation, with 35.5% of its population falling into the obese category. 34% of Louisiana youth are either overweight or obese, but the state does require physical education classes for students of all ages. Georgia | Sean Pavone/iStock/Getty Images Georgia ties with Louisiana with 12.1% of its population dealing with diabetes . However, when it comes to obesity, Georgia is much better off than Louisiana Georgia ranks 20th in obesity in the U.S. Georgia requires physical education classes in its elementary schools and high schools, but 32.2% of children are still either obese or overweight. Next: The country music capital has a diabetes problem. Tennessee | Sean Pavone/iStock/Getty Images In Tennessee, Continue reading >>

Obesity And Diabetes: Across States, A Clear Relationship

Obesity And Diabetes: Across States, A Clear Relationship

Obesity and Diabetes: Across States, a Clear Relationship More states trending up than down on both health outcomes compared to 2008 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Residents of Colorado, Hawaii, and Utah in the first half of 2009 were the least likely to be obese, while Mississippi, West Virginia, Alaska, and Arkansas residents were the most likely. The incidence of obese people runs nearly eight percentage points higher, on average, in the 10 most obese states compared with the 10 least obese states (30.5% vs. 22.7%, respectively). The midyear results for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (from January through June 2009) find obesity in the U.S. increasing to 26.6% in the first half of 2009 from 25.5% in all of 2008. (This is based on respondents' self-reports of their height and weight, which are then used to calculate standard Body Mass Index scores. Individual BMI values of 30 or above are classified as "obese.") Following from the elevated rates of obesity, diabetes incidence has also shown a small but meaningful increase since 2008, with 11.0% of respondents nationwide thus far in 2009 acknowledging that they have been diagnosed with the disease, compared to 10.6% in all of last year. The relationship between obesity and diabetes-related health outcomes is widely understood, and is confirmed by the Gallup-Healthways data, with an average diabetes rate of 9.1% in the 10 least obese states, compared to an average diabetes rate of 12.2% in the 10 most obese states (which includes an 11th state due to a three-way tie for 9th place). If the 10 most obese states had the same obesity rate as the 10 least obese, approximately 4.6 million fewer people would be obese and an estimated 1.8 million fewer would be diagnosed with diabetes in those 10 states alone. Underscoring the po Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes Statistics And Facts

Type 2 Diabetes Statistics And Facts

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Read on to learn some of the key facts and statistics about the people who have it and how to manage it. Risk factors Many risk factors for type 2 diabetes include lifestyle decisions that can be reduced or even cut out entirely with time and effort. Men are also at slightly higher risk of developing diabetes than women. This may be more associated with lifestyle factors, body weight, and where the weight is located (abdominally versus in the hip area) than with innate gender differences. Significant risk factors include: older age excess weight, particularly around the waist family history certain ethnicities physical inactivity poor diet Prevalence Type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent but also largely preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults. The CDC also gives us the following information: In general Research suggests that 1 out of 3 adults has prediabetes. Of this group, 9 out of 10 don't know they have it. 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 8.1 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. About 1.4 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in United States every year. More than one in every 10 adults who are 20 years or older has diabetes. For seniors (65 years and older), that figure rises to more than one in four. Cases of diagnosed diabetes cost the United States an estimated $245 billion in 2012. This cost is expected to rise with the increasing diagnoses. In pregnancy and parentingAccording to the CDC, 4.6 to 9.2 percent of pregnancies may be affected by gestational diabetes. In up to 10 percent of them, the mother is diagnosed w Continue reading >>

Map Of Diabetes Rates In The Us - Business Insider

Map Of Diabetes Rates In The Us - Business Insider

A vertical stack of three evenly spaced horizontal lines. * Copyright 2018 Insider Inc. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our A paramedic checking the blood sugar levels of a diabetes patient. Diabetes, a group of conditions in which the body can't properly regulate blood sugar, affects roughly 30 million people in the US about 9% of the population. That's in addition to 84.1 million Americans who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate have prediabetes, a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes if it isn't treated. (Type 2 accounts for the majority of diabetes cases.) In a new report by the CDC, researchers found that while the rate of new diabetes diagnoses in the US has stayed steady, the disease is still a major public health issue across the country. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the US in 2015. "Although these findings reveal some progress in diabetes management and prevention, there are still too many Americans with diabetes and prediabetes," CDC director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said in a news release. Those cases are disproportionately spread around the country. The map below shows where people with diabetes live across the US, with the darker red shades representing areas where a larger percentage of the population has been diagnosed with diabetes. Areas with the highest concentration of cases are southern states like Mississippi and Alabama, along with Puerto Rico, a US territory. In those locations, diabetes was prevalent in more than 11% of adults over 20. When it comes to new diagnoses, the states with the highest rates per 1,000 people are also in the southeast, as well as parts of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Information about where diabetes prevalence is highest Continue reading >>

2015 State & Community Rankings For Incidence Of Diabetes

2015 State & Community Rankings For Incidence Of Diabetes

WY WI WV WA VA VT UT TX TN SD SC RI PA OR OK OH ND NC NY NM NJ NH NV NE MT AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MNMSMO Third Quintile Fourth Quintile Fifth QuintileSecond QuintileTop Quintile Percentage with DiabetesA StateB Percentage ObeseC 2For more information: www.well-beingindex.com Diabetes in Communities and States Across the U.S. The prevalence of diabetes and obesity continue to increase dramatically. We have an epidemic on our hands. Even more alarming is that only half of people with diabetes are adequately controlling their glucose, a statistic that has not changed in 10 years despite a plethora of new and effective drugs and devices. All of our health care systems need to focus on education, motivation and activation. – Steven Edelman, MD, Founder and Director, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) This report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines the incidence of diabetes in 190 communities nationwide and across all 50 states. The overall incidence of diabetes in the U.S. adult population is growing, up from 10.6% in 2008 to 11.5% in 2016. The rate increase has resulted in about 2.2 million more Americans with diabetes since 2008. Even more alarming is that obesity, a key risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes, has climbed by almost 3 points since 2008, to reach 28.3% nationally in 2016. Gallup-Healthways data provides a unique lens through which to view incidence of diabetes in states and communities. Lower rates of diabetes could point to citizens of a particular state or community practicing healthier behaviors which, in turn, could lead to better health outcomes and lower incidence of chronic conditions. But a lower rate could also signal under- diagnoses and/or an Continue reading >>

Here Are The States With The Lowest & Highest Diabetes Rates

Here Are The States With The Lowest & Highest Diabetes Rates

Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, and a new poll looks at where the disease is most and least common. In the poll, from Gallup-Healthways, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 176,000 Americans in all 50 states in 2015. The participants were asked whether they had ever been diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. The three states with the lowest rates of diabetes were Utah, Rhode Island and Colorado. In these states, 7.5 to 8 percent of the survey participants said they had diabetes. In contrast, Alabama and West Virginia had the highest rates of diabetes, with about 16 percent of the participants in those two states saying they had been diagnosed with the disease. The poll also looked at the rate of diabetes in cities nationwide. The city with the lowest rate of diabetes was Boulder, Colorado, where slightly less than 5 percent of residents said they had diabetes, followed by Bellingham, Washington, where about 6 percent said they had diabetes. The two cities with the highest rates of diabetes were Mobile, Alabama, and Charleston, West Virginia, where more than 17 percent of residents said they had diabetes. [Diabetes in America: Full List of State Rankings] The results were published Wednesday (Nov. 30) in a report from Gallup-Healthways. "Lower rates of diabetes could point to citizens of a particular state or community practicing healthier behaviors, which, in turn, could lead to better health outcomes and lower incidence of chronic conditions," Gallup-Healthways said in its report. "But a lower rate could also signal underdiagnoses" of diabetes, the report said. The overall rate of diabetes in the United States in 2016 was 11.5 percent, up from 10.6 percent in 2008, Gallup-Healthways said. (The 2016 data is based on a Continue reading >>

Explore Diabetes In The United States | 2017 Annual Report | Ahr

Explore Diabetes In The United States | 2017 Annual Report | Ahr

State Findings: United States, 2017, 2017 Annual Report In the past year, the infant mortality rate did not change In the past two years, cardiovascular deaths increased 2% from 250.8 to 254.6 deaths per 100,000 population In the past three years, premature death increased 3% from 6,976 to 7,214 years lost before age 75 per 100,000 population In the past five years, smoking decreased 23% from 21.2% to 16.4% of adults In the past five years, diabetes increased 14% from 9.5% to 10.8% of adults In the past five years, the percentage uninsured decreased 44% from 16.0% to 9.0% of the population In the past 10 years, drug deaths increased 60% from 9.4 to 15.0 deaths per 100,000 population In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 30% from 12.2 to 8.6 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter In the past 15 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 39% from 80.7 to 49.4 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees Since 1990, children in poverty decreased 13% from 20.6% to 18.0% of children Continue reading >>

2015 State & Community Rankings For Incidence Of Diabetes

2015 State & Community Rankings For Incidence Of Diabetes

WY WI WV WA VA VT UT TX TN SD SC RI PA OR OK OH ND NC NY NM NJ NH NV NE MT AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MNMSMO Third Quintile Fourth Quintile Fifth QuintileSecond QuintileTop Quintile Percentage with DiabetesA StateB Percentage ObeseC 2For more information: www.well-beingindex.com Diabetes in Communities and States Across the U.S. The prevalence of diabetes and obesity continue to increase dramatically. We have an epidemic on our hands. Even more alarming is that only half of people with diabetes are adequately controlling their glucose, a statistic that has not changed in 10 years despite a plethora of new and effective drugs and devices. All of our health care systems need to focus on education, motivation and activation. – Steven Edelman, MD, Founder and Director, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) This report, part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, examines the incidence of diabetes in 190 communities nationwide and across all 50 states. The overall incidence of diabetes in the U.S. adult population is growing, up from 10.6% in 2008 to 11.5% in 2016. The rate increase has resulted in about 2.2 million more Americans with diabetes since 2008. Even more alarming is that obesity, a key risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes, has climbed by almost 3 points since 2008, to reach 28.3% nationally in 2016. Gallup-Healthways data provides a unique lens through which to view incidence of diabetes in states and communities. Lower rates of diabetes could point to citizens of a particular state or community practicing healthier behaviors which, in turn, could lead to better health outcomes and lower incidence of chronic conditions. But a lower rate could also signal under- diagnoses and/or an Continue reading >>

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