New Data Can Help Pave the Way to Reduce BurdenCDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation is pleased to announce the upcoming release of 2009 county-level estimates of diagnosed diabetes, obesity, and leisure-time physical inactivity in the United States. These data will be available on the Diabetes Data and Trends Web site http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/
Also, for the first time, estimates of diagnosed diabetes will be available for the Puerto Rico municipios (county equivalents).
- These data are important to help address the burden of diabetes and selected risk factors.
- The county-level estimates help identify counties with high estimated numbers and percentages of people diagnosed with diabetes or at high-risk of diabetes.
- County-level estimates diabetes and selected risk factors can be used to maximize use of existing resources for diabetes management and prevention efforts, including health policy.
- Combined with other resources, these data can assist in the allocation of funds to help areas hardest hit with diabetes or at high-risk of diabetes. This focused attention may help reduce rates of complications caused by diabetes and obesity, such as heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, as well as specific complications of diabetes such as kidney disease, blindness, and lower-limb amputations.
For more information on diabetes prevention and control, please visitwww.cdc.gov/diabetes.
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