Comparing Medications for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Background: Public Health Impact
In the United States, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 5.1 percent during 1988–1994 to 6.5 percent during 1999–2002. Like many chronic illnesses, diabetes disproportionately affects older people. It is associated with obesity, and its prevalence is higher among racial and ethnic minority populations. The annual economic burden of diabetes is estimated to be $174 billion and is increasing, mostly because of the costly complications of the disease.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet: national estimates and general information on diabetes and prediabetes in the United States, 2011. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.
- Cowie CC, Rust KF, Byrd-Holt DD et al. Prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in adults in the U.S. population: National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002. Diabetes Care 2006; 29(6):1263—8.
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