Table 2—

Estimated number and adjusted rate of individuals with newly diagnosed diabetes per 1,000 Medicare elderly fee-for-service beneficiaries without diabetes, selected years 1994–2001*

1994
1995
1997
1999
2001
Percent increase: 1994 to 2001
nRatenRatenRatenRatenRate
Total544,14026.8548,54026.9603,32030.7614,68033.5660,24036.736.9
Age (years)
    67–69103,50025.6105,68026.5107,08029.5101,30032.0§105,80035.839.8
    70–74163,98027.0166,20027.2175,64030.7176,54033.7184,66036.936.7
    75–79 (ref.)125,22027.4122,22026.9142,10031.4149,10034.5161,88037.436.5
    80–8485,60027.886,42027.595,94030.9102,56034.5112,72037.635.3
    ≥8565,84025.168,02025.482,56030.385,18031.6§95,18034.738.2
Sex
    Male (ref.)234,00029.0237,62029.3258,78033.5262,34036.4283,34039.937.6
    Female310,14025.2§310,92025.2§344,54028.7§352,34031.5§376,90034.5§36.9
Race/ethnicity
    White (ref.)470,22025.0473,40025.2513,80028.8515,88031.1560,94034.337.2
    Black55,26039.5§55,74039.9§57,54044.6§58,16049.9§60,20052.3§32.4
    Hispanic6,48049.6§6,96048.1§16,84065.4§21,08074.6§21,30076.9§55.0
    Asian2,12037.1§2,32034.36,26041.9§7,06046.1§8,96049.4§33.2
  • All rates are adjusted using the 2000 population. The age categories in the standard population are 67–69, 70–74, 75–79, 80–84, and ≥85 years old. The race/ethnicity categories are white, black, Hispanic, Asian, and other/unknown. Total rates are adjusted for age, sex, and race/ethnicity; rates by age for sex and race/ethnicity; rates by sex for age and race/ethnicity; and rates by race/ethnicity for age and sex.

  • *

    * n indicates the number of individuals with newly diagnosed diabetes during 1999X or 2001;

  • P < 0.001 between adjusted rate in 1994 and adjusted rate in 2001;

  • P < 0.001 and

  • §

    § P < 0.0001 between adjusted rate for reference demographic subgroup in 199X or 2001 and the demographic subgroup in that line.