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Comment & Response
February 16, 2016

US Trends for Diabetes Prevalence Among Adults

Author Affiliations
  • 1Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia

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JAMA. 2016;315(7):705. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.16455

To the Editor Dr Menke and colleagues1 provided a comprehensive study of diabetes prevalence and trends in the United States from 1988 to 2012. The prevalence of diabetes was high at 14.3%. In particular, the highest prevalence rates (>20%) were seen among participants who were non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic Asian, and Hispanic. These data could be a cause for great concern.