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Why Is This Important?
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and in Hawai'i. Diabetes can have a harmful effect on most of the organ systems in the human body; it is a frequent cause of end-stage renal disease, non-traumatic lower-extremity amputation, and a leading cause of blindness among working age adults. Persons with diabetes are also at increased risk for ischemic heart disease, neuropathy, and stroke. Medical care costs among people with diabetes is twice as high as for people without diabetes. In the United States, medical costs and lost work and wages for people with diabetes total $327 billion each year.
The percent of adults who have ever been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that they had diabetes.
Data Source'''Citation''': Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. [Chart Title, appropriate years(s)]. Published [update date]. Accessed [query date]. [URL]
How the Measure is Calculated
|Numerator:||Number of adults who have ever been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that they had diabetes.|
|Denominator:||Number of adults for whom diabetes status can be determined (excludes women who were diagnosed with diabetes only during the course of their pregnancy, unknowns and refusals).|