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Research Letter
September 7, 2021

Age at Diagnosis of Diabetes by Race and Ethnicity in the United States From 2011 to 2018

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Division of Cardiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 3Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Intern Med. Published online September 7, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.4945

The prevalence of diabetes in the US has increased substantially over the past 2 decades and is higher among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic adults than non-Hispanic White adults.1 Earlier age at diabetes onset is associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease and death2 and may contribute to observed racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes complications. Therefore, we compared the self-reported age at diabetes diagnosis by race/ethnicity in the US.

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