84.1 million adults in the United States have prediabetes. According to the 2017 BRFSS survey, an estimated 74,621 adults, or 7.2% of the adult Iowan population have prediabetes. If left untreated, 15-30% of these people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within the next five years.
- Data reports indicate fewer people are speaking with their physicians about their type 2 diabetes risk.
- Data indicates prediabetes is most common among individuals aged 45 and older.
- Data indicates individuals who identify their ethnicity as other/non-Hispanic have higher rates of prediabetes or borderline diabetes.
- Data indicates more individuals with a high school diploma or G.E.D. have been told they have prediabetes or have borderline diabetes.
- Data indicates more individuals with an income level between $50,000-$74,999 are being told by their physician that they have prediabetes or borderline diabetes.
- Data indicates Iowa males and females are similar in reporting they have been told by their physician they have prediabetes or borderline diabetes.
- Data indicates a drop in awareness of prediabetes or borderline diabetes.
- The BRFSS Prevalence Estimate is the percent of BRFSS respondents that answered 'yes' to the question asked.
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