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Prevalence and Trends in Diabetes Among U.S. Adults, 1988-2012

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Diabetes prevalence among U.S. adults is estimated between 12 to 14 percent, depending on the criteria used, with a higher rate among non-Hispanic blacks, non-Hispanic Asians, and Hispanics. The statistics, as set forth in this article from the Journal of the American Medical Association, show an overall increase across the overall population.