Special Report

States With the Largest Increase in Diabetes in a Decade

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45. Maryland
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.3 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 9.8% — 9th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 11.1% — 16th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 27.3% in 2008 to 31.6% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 23.9% in 2008 to 21.9% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 7.0% in 2009 to 3.4% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $70,545 in 2008 to $86,738 in 2019

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44. Connecticut
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.5 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.7% — 19th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.2% — 10th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 22.3% in 2008 to 26.3% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 21.8% in 2008 to 19.9% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 7.3% in 2009 to 4.3% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $68,595 in 2008 to $78,833 in 2019

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43. California
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.6 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.2% — 13th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 8.8% — 7th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 22.8% in 2008 to 24.3% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 18.6% in 2008 to 17.7% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 0.0% in 2009 to 3.3% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $61,021 in 2008 to $80,440 in 2019

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42. New Hampshire
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.6 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.0% — 25th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.6% — 17th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 25.7% in 2008 to 28.6% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 21.4% in 2008 to 20.8% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 9.4% in 2009 to 5.0% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $63,731 in 2008 to $77,933 in 2019

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41. Maine
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.6 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.8% — 18th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 10.4% — 24th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 26.0% in 2008 to 29.8% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 21.9% in 2008 to 20.8% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 14.8% in 2009 to 3.8% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $46,581 in 2008 to $58,924 in 2019