According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a quarter of those in United States living with diabetes do not know they have it.
An estimated 29.1 million people (9.3%) in the US have diabetes, but roughly 8.1 million of them (27.8%) haven’t been diagnosed. This information, along with a number of other new diabetes statistics, is featured in the CDC’s 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, which is based on data from 2012.
The report also found that the diabetes rate for Hispanics (12.8%), non-Hispanic blacks (13.2%), and Native Americans/Alaska Natives (15.9%) were markedly higher than the 7.6% rate of non-Hispanic whites. The diabetes rate among Asians was 9%.
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