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Research Letter
July 19, 2016

Prevalence of Diabetes in Adolescents Aged 12 to 19 Years in the United States, 2005-2014

Author Affiliations
  • 1Social & Scientific Systems, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 2National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

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JAMA. 2016;316(3):344-345. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.8544

Few data are available on the prevalence of diabetes among adolescents in the United States, particularly the percentage of those undiagnosed.1,2 The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of diabetes, the percentage of those who were unaware of their diabetes, and the prediabetes prevalence among adolescents using nationally representative data.

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