Special Report

States With the Largest Increase in Diabetes in a Decade

 

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20. Ohio
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.4 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 9.8% — 9th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 12.2% — 10th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 29.5% in 2008 to 33.5% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 26.2% in 2008 to 26.1% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 11.1% in 2009 to 6.8% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $47,988 in 2008 to $58,642 in 2019

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19. Pennsylvania
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.4 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 8.6% — 19th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 11.0% — 18th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 28.1% in 2008 to 30.8% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 25.6% in 2008 to 22.0% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 8.6% in 2009 to 4.6% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $50,713 in 2008 to $63,463 in 2019

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18. Delaware
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.6 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 9.2% — 15th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 11.8% — 13th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 28.5% in 2008 to 32.4% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 23.6% in 2008 to 27.3% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 7.8% in 2009 to 4.7% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $57,989 in 2008 to $70,176 in 2019

 

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17. Indiana
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.6 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 9.5% — 12th highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 12.1% — 11th highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 29.7% in 2008 to 33.9% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 27.3% in 2008 to 26.7% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 3.9% in 2009 to 6.9% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $47,966 in 2008 to $57,603 in 2019

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16. Alabama
> Increase in adults 20+ with diabetes, 2008-2017: 2.6 percentage points
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2008: 11.9% — 3rd highest
> Pct. of adults 20+ with diabetes in 2017: 14.5% — 3rd highest
> Change in adult obesity: From 31.9% in 2008 to 36.1% in 2017
> Change in adults who don’t exercise: From 30.5% in 2008 to 29.3% in 2017
> Change in limited access to healthy foods: From 8.7% in 2009 to 7.9% in 2017
> Change in median household income: From $42,666 in 2008 to $51,734 in 2019