Special Report

States With the Largest Increase in Diabetes in a Decade

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10. New Mexico
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.9 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 6.6% — 7th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.5% — 15th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 22.9% in 2008 to 27.3% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 19.7% in 2008 to 19.0% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 7.0% in 2009 to 14.0% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $43,508 in 2008 to $51,945 in 2019

 

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9. Kansas
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.9 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.6% — 18th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 10.5% — 22nd highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 29.0% in 2008 to 33.0% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 23.6% in 2008 to 23.9% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 10.3% in 2009 to 8.3% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $50,177 in 2008 to $62,087 in 2019

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8. Virginia
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.9 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.8% — 21st lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 10.7% — 21st highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 26.9% in 2008 to 30.5% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 22.8% in 2008 to 22.2% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 6.3% in 2009 to 4.3% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $61,233 in 2008 to $76,456 in 2019

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7. Hawaii
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.9 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.2% — 23rd highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 11.1% — 16th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 21.2% in 2008 to 24.6% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 17.9% in 2008 to 19.6% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 10.8% in 2009 to 6.9% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $67,214 in 2008 to $83,102 in 2019

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6. Nebraska
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 3.1 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 6.9% — 9th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 10.0% — 22nd lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 28.5% in 2008 to 33.4% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 24.2% in 2008 to 22.7% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 13.9% in 2009 to 5.6% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $49,693 in 2008 to $63,229 in 2019