Table 2—

Prevalence of heart failure in 1994 among adults with diabetes aged ≥65 years in Medicare and incidence of heart failure during 1995–1999 among those free of heart failure in 1994

Demographic groupPrevalent heart failure in 1994Incident heart failure during 1995–1999
n151,738115,803
All22.312.6
Men21.212.5
Women23.012.7
Whites22.412.8
Blacks22.612.8
Age 65–69 years15.78.4
Age 70–74 years19.69.8
Age 75–79 years23.812.2
Age 80–84 years29.615.8
Age ≥85 years37.420.5
  • Data are % (prevalence) or rate per 100 person-years (incidence) by demographic group.