How Common Is Diabetes?

There are 30.3 million people in the United States with diabetes, namely, almost 1 in 10 people has diabetes. In general, type 2 is much more common than type 1, with a 90 to 95 percent.Aged people are more likely to get the diabetes.

Here is the statistics in 2015. For the general population, less than 10% of the people has diabetes. Let check it among those 65 and older, the incidence rate reaches a high of 25.2 percent. As for children under the age of 18, the rate is 0.18%.

Diabetes happens roughly at the same rate between men and women. However, the rate is higher in terms of certain races and ethnicities. For example, American Indians and Alaskan Natives are more prone to get diabetes.


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