Table 1—

Crude and standardized prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in adults aged ≥20 years in the U.S. population, NHANES 1999–2002

Age (years)
≥2020–3940–59≥60≥65≥20, standardized*
Total population6.5 (6.0–7.1)1.7 (1.2–2.3)6.6 (5.6–7.7)15.1 (13.5–16.8)15.8 (14.0–17.8)6.5 (5.9–7.2)
    Men6.7 (6.0–7.5)1.4 (0.8–2.4)7.5 (6.4–8.8)16.0 (13.4–19.0)15.8 (13.1–18.8)7.0 (6.1–7.9)
    Women6.3 (5.6–7.2)1.9 (1.3–2.8)5.7 (4.4–7.2)14.4 (12.6–16.4)15.9 (13.8–18.2)6.1 (5.4–7.0)
Non-Hispanic whites5.6 (5.0–6.2)1.2 (0.8–1.9)4.6 (3.6–5.8)13.3 (11.6–15.2)14.3 (12.3–16.5)5.2 (4.6–5.8)
    Men6.1 (5.2–7.2)1.6 (0.9–2.9)5.5 (4.1–7.3)14.5 (11.8–17.8)14.3 (11.5–17.7)6.0 (5.0–7.2)
    Women5.0 (4.4–5.7)0.8 (0.5–1.4)3.7 (2.7–5.1)12.3 (10.4–14.6)14.3 (12.0–16.9)4.5 (4.0–5.1)
Non-Hispanic blacks10.0 (8.5–11.8)2.9 (1.8–4.7)11.3 (9.0–14.1)25.3 (20.9–30.4)28.5 (22.8–34.9)11.0 (9.5–12.7)
    Men8.2 (6.4–10.6)0.7 (0.2–3.3)9.6 (6.3–14.5)26.3 (21.1–32.2)29.2 (21.5–38.2)9.8 (8.1–11.9)
    Women11.4 (9.3–13.9)4.7 (3.1–7.0)12.7 (9.7–16.4)24.7 (19.4–30.9)28.0 (21.6–35.5)12.2 (10.0–14.7)
Mexican Americans6.5 (5.4–7.8)1.3 (0.8–2.1)11.5 (9.1–14.4)25.0 (22.1–28.1)24.9 (22.0–28.0)10.4 (9.3–11.7)
    Men5.4 (3.9–7.2)0.2 (0.0–1.3)11.0 (7.7–15.4)25.6 (21.5–30.1)25.6 (20.3–31.8)9.9 (8.1–12.1)
    Women7.8 (6.2–9.7)2.6 (1.4–4.5)12.0 (8.6–16.5)24.5 (19.7–30.1)24.3 (19.0–30.6)11.0 (9.4–12.9)
  • Data are % (95% CI). Values for the total population and for men and women include those of race/ethnic groups not listed separately. All CIs were logit transformed.

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    * Standardized to the 2000 U.S. Census population by age and sex for the total population and race/ethnic groups and by age for sex-groups.