US people living in poverty suffer diabetes at rate almost two-thirds higher than those well above poverty line

September 30, 2015

"“In the United States, people living in poverty suffer diabetes at a rate almost two-thirds higher than those well above the poverty line.Calculation:Data from Table 2, Age-standardized incidence rate* of medically diagnosed diabetes among adults aged 18–79 years:2010/poor*: 11.52010/middle income**: 8.02010/high income***: 6.2Math:Average of middle and high income: (8.0+6.2)/2=7.1((11.5-7.1)/7.1)x100=61.97%*defined by the CDC using Office of Management and Budget Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Poor = < 1.0 times the FPL**Middle income = 2.0-3.9 times the FPL***High income = ≥ 4.0 times the FPLCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Gloria L. Beckles and Chiu-Fang Chou, "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Diabetes--United States, 2006 and 2010," November 22, 2013, Table 2, accessed September 30, 2015, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6203a17.htm#Tab2.

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