What does the National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017 say?
Here is the summary.
- 3 million people, or 9.4% of the U.S. population, have diabetes.
- In 2014, a total of 7.2 million hospital discharges were reported with diabetes as any listed diagnosis among U.S. adults aged 18 years or older.1.5 million discharges for major cardiovascular diseases, including 400,000 for ischemic heart disease and 251,000 for stroke, 108,000 discharges for lower-extremity amputation,168,000 discharges for diabetic ketoacidosis.
- In 2014, a total of 14.2 million emergency department visits were reported with diabetes as any listed diagnosis among adults aged 18 years or older.
- Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2015 based on the 79,535 death certificates in which diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of death.
- Average medical expenditures for people with diagnosed diabetes were about $13,700 per year. About $7,900 of this amount was attributed to diabetes.
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