Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes in Adults

SSS epidemiologist Andy Menke is an author of an article in MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports that describes a study that used National Health Interview Survey data from 2016 to estimate the prevalence of the primary types of diagnosed diabetes among adults. Overall, 1.3 million adults had diagnosed type 1 diabetes, and 21.0 million had diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Understanding the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes by type is important for monitoring trends and planning public health responses. Other authors of the article include researchers from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Center for Health Statistics, and University of Pittsburgh.

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