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December 24/31, 2019

Addressing Challenges and Implications of National Surveillance for Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes

Author Affiliations
  • 1Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2019;322(24):2387-2388. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.19428

Diabetes mellitus is an epidemic in the United States that disproportionately affects racial/ethnic minorities, with higher prevalence in black, Hispanic, and Asian populations than in the white population.1 Racial/ethnic minorities with diabetes also have worse outcomes, including higher risks of amputations, end-stage kidney disease, and death.2