Table 4

Health care expenditures attributed to diabetes in the U.S., by demographic

CharacteristicsDiabetes prevalenceTotal direct cost ($, millions)Average cost per person with diabetes ($, actual)
Age (years)
 <18110,0008607,510
 18–341,020,0006,8506,740
 35–441,920,00010,5105,480
 45–544,060,00026,1406,440
 55–593,050,00022,6007,400
 60–643,530,00024,4606,920
 65–693,590,00046,71013,030
 ≥707,430,00099,14013,340
Sex
 Male12,810,000128,83010,060
 Female11,900,000108,4509,110
Race/ethnicity
 White, non-Hispanic15,080,000150,2609,800
 Black, non-Hispanic4,030,00042,24010,470
 Other, non-Hispanic1,890,00014,8807,890
 Hispanic3,710,00029,9008,050
  • Data sources: NIS (2014), CMS MDS (2013), NAMCS (2013–2015), NHAMCS (2012–2014), MEPS (2011–2015), NHHCS (2007), NHIS (2014–2016), OptumInsight dNHI (2015), and Medicare 5% SAFs (2014).