Special Report

States With the Largest Increase in Diabetes in a Decade

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30. Michigan
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.8 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 9.2% — 15th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 11.0% — 18th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 30.6% in 2008 to 32.4% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 24.2% in 2008 to 23.1% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 13.7% in 2009 to 6.3% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $48,591 in 2008 to $59,584 in 2019

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29. Vermont
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.9 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 6.9% — 9th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 8.8% — 7th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 22.9% in 2008 to 27.0% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 19.2% in 2008 to 18.4% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 11.6% in 2009 to 3.3% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $52,104 in 2008 to $63,001 in 2019

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28. Alaska
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 1.9 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 6.4% — 3rd lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 8.3% — 3rd lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 27.9% in 2008 to 31.9% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 22.6% in 2008 to 19.3% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 4.4% in 2009 to 9.2% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $68,460 in 2008 to $75,463 in 2019

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27. North Carolina
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.0 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 9.5% — 12th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 11.5% — 14th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 28.7% in 2008 to 32.3% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 24.0% in 2008 to 23.3% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 6.8% in 2009 to 6.7% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $46,549 in 2008 to $57,341 in 2019

 

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26. South Carolina
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.0 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 11.3% — 5th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 13.3% — 5th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 30.0% in 2008 to 34.0% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 27.0% in 2008 to 26.0% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 6.4% in 2009 to 9.1% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $44,625 in 2008 to $56,227 in 2019