Special Report

States With the Largest Increase in Diabetes in a Decade

 

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25. Wisconsin
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.1 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.4% — 15th lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 9.5% — 15th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 28.2% in 2008 to 31.7% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 22.7% in 2008 to 20.3% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 6.3% in 2009 to 4.8% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $52,094 in 2008 to $64,168 in 2019

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24. Rhode Island
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.1 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.0% — 25th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 10.1% — 25th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 24.0% in 2008 to 28.5% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 24.6% in 2008 to 23.5% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 4.8% in 2009 to 4.7% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $55,701 in 2008 to $71,169 in 2019

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23. Kentucky
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.1 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 10.6% — 7th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 12.7% — 7th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 31.2% in 2008 to 34.6% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 31.9% in 2008 to 28.7% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 0.0% in 2009 to 5.6% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $41,538 in 2008 to $52,295 in 2019

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22. New York
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.2 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 7.9% — 23rd lowest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 10.1% — 25th lowest
> Change in adult obesity: From 24.5% in 2008 to 26.4% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 25.2% in 2008 to 23.4% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 5.8% in 2009 to 2.3% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $56,033 in 2008 to $72,108 in 2019

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21. Nevada
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.4 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.1% — 24th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 10.5% — 22nd highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 25.4% in 2008 to 27.1% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 23.5% in 2008 to 22.5% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 8.8% in 2009 to 5.4% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $56,361 in 2008 to $63,276 in 2019