Special Report

States With the Largest Increase in Diabetes in a Decade

 

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5. Iowa
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 3.4 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 6.5% — 5th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.9% — 21st lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 28.1% in 2008 to 34.3% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 25.1% in 2008 to 22.6% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 6.3% in 2009 to 5.6% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $48,980 in 2008 to $61,691 in 2019

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4. Missouri
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 3.4 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.0% — 25th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 11.4% — 15th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 30.1% in 2008 to 32.5% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 27.1% in 2008 to 25.5% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 4.5% in 2009 to 6.8% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $46,867 in 2008 to $57,409 in 2019

 

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3. Arkansas
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 3.5 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 10.0% — 8th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 13.5% — 4th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 30.3% in 2008 to 35.0% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 29.8% in 2008 to 30.4% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 10.9% in 2009 to 8.7% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $38,815 in 2008 to $48,952 in 2019

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2. Texas
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 3.7 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 6.5% — 5th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 10.2% — 25th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 27.0% in 2008 to 31.4% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 22.3% in 2008 to 23.2% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 6.4% in 2009 to 8.7% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $50,043 in 2008 to $64,034 in 2019

 

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1. Georgia
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 3.7 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.3% — 21st highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 12.0% — 12th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 28.1% in 2008 to 32.3% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 23.6% in 2008 to 26.4% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 3.7% in 2009 to 9.0% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $50,861 in 2008 to $61,980 in 2019