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Diabetes - adult

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Diabetes prevalence, adult by county, 2017-2019

Why Is This Important?

In 2007, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. 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. In economic terms, the direct medical expenditure attributable to diabetes in 2007 was estimated to be $116 billion.

Definition

The proportion 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, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].

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).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 09/26/2019, Published on 11/23/2021
Hawai'i Health Data Warehouse, 1960 East-West Rd, Biomed D-104H, Honolulu, HI 96822. Email: profiles@hhdw.org