Special Report

States With the Largest Increase in Diabetes in a Decade

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35. Wyoming
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.8 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.2% — 13th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.0% — 9th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 25.0% in 2008 to 29.2% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 22.9% in 2008 to 23.1% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 13.5% in 2009 to 8.7% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $53,207 in 2008 to $65,003 in 2019

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34. Washington
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.8 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.5% — 16th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.3% — 12th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 26.6% in 2008 to 28.6% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 18.2% in 2008 to 16.4% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 4.6% in 2009 to 5.5% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $58,078 in 2008 to $78,687 in 2019

 

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33. North Dakota
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.8 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.6% — 18th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.4% — 13th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 28.2% in 2008 to 33.9% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 25.2% in 2008 to 23.1% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 5.7% in 2009 to 7.0% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $45,685 in 2008 to $64,577 in 2019

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32. Arizona
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.8 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.8% — 21st lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.6% — 17th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 23.8% in 2008 to 27.9% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 20.3% in 2008 to 21.2% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 11.2% in 2009 to 7.5% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $50,958 in 2008 to $62,055 in 2019

 

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31. Oregon
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.8 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.9% — 23rd lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.7% — 18th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 25.1% in 2008 to 29.3% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 17.4% in 2008 to 17.3% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 6.6% in 2009 to 5.4% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $50,169 in 2008 to $67,058 in 2019