Special Report

States With the Largest Increase in Diabetes in a Decade

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40. Tennessee
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.6 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 10.9% — 6th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 12.5% — 8th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 31.2% in 2008 to 33.3% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 30.7% in 2008 to 27.2% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 12.2% in 2009 to 8.5% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $43,614 in 2008 to $56,071 in 2019

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39. Louisiana
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.6 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 11.4% — 4th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 13.0% — 6th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 31.5% in 2008 to 36.3% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 29.9% in 2008 to 28.0% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 9.6% in 2009 to 9.5% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $43,733 in 2008 to $51,073 in 2019

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38. Mississippi
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.7 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 12.9% — the highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 14.6% — 2nd highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 34.3% in 2008 to 39.1% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 32.4% in 2008 to 30.4% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 7.4% in 2009 to 10.7% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $37,790 in 2008 to $45,792 in 2019

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37. Montana
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.7 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.2% — 13th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 8.9% — 8th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 23.3% in 2008 to 27.1% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 21.3% in 2008 to 21.7% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 6.7% in 2009 to 8.3% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $43,654 in 2008 to $57,153 in 2019

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36. Colorado
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.8 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 4.8% — the lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 6.6% — the lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 18.7% in 2008 to 22.4% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 15.7% in 2008 to 14.8% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 7.2% in 2009 to 5.5% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $56,993 in 2008 to $77,127 in 2019