NUMBER OF DEATHS BY LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
Kochanek KD, Xu JQ, Arias E. Mortality in the United States, 2019. NCHS Data Brief, no 395. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2020.
Accidents (unintentional injuries)
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases)
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis
Influenza and Pneumonia
Intentional self-harm (suicide)
The problem continues to grow. The graph displays the prevalence of diabetes over the past two decades. The number of people living with diabetes continues to increase.
The burden of Diabetes in numbers
- 34.2 million people of all ages — or 10.5% of the US population — has diabetes.
- 34.1 million adults aged 18 years or older — or 13.0% of all US adults — has diabetes.
- 7.3 million adults aged 18 years or older who met laboratory criteria for diabetes were not aware of or did not report having diabetes.
- The percentage of adults with diabetes increased with age, reaching 26.8% among those aged 65 years or older;
- 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.