Special Report

States With the Largest Increase in Diabetes in a Decade

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50. Massachusetts
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 0.3 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.4% — 20th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 8.7% — 5th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 22.9% in 2008 to 25.0% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 22.2% in 2008 to 20.0% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 7.0% in 2009 to 4.1% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $65,401 in 2008 to $85,843 in 2019

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49. Utah
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 0.9 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 6.6% — 7th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 7.5% — 2nd lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 24.2% in 2008 to 27.0% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 18.5% in 2008 to 16.7% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 7.3% in 2009 to 5.8% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $56,633 in 2008 to $75,780 in 2019

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48. Idaho
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.0 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.3% — 21st highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.3% — 12th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 25.6% in 2008 to 29.0% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 20.0% in 2008 to 20.4% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 4.3% in 2009 to 7.1% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $47,576 in 2008 to $60,999 in 2019

 

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47. New Jersey
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.0 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.9% — 17th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.9% — 21st lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 24.0% in 2008 to 27.0% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 25.3% in 2008 to 26.6% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 6.6% in 2009 to 3.6% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $70,378 in 2008 to $85,751 in 2019

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46. Florida
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.3 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 9.5% — 12th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 10.8% — 20th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 24.4% in 2008 to 27.2% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 24.1% in 2008 to 25.8% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 4.0% in 2009 to 7.2% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $47,778 in 2008 to $59,227 in 2019