Table 7

Mortality costs attributed to diabetes, 2017

Primary cause of deathTotal U.S. deaths (thousands)*Deaths attributed to diabetes
Deaths (thousands)% of U.S. deaths in categoryValue of lost productivity ($, billions)
Renal disease7239541.9
Cerebrovascular disease15042281.9
Cardiovascular disease689111167.6
  • * Data source: CDC National Vital Statistics Reports for total deaths in 2015 by primary cause of death, scaled to 2017 using the annual diabetes population growth rate from 2015 to 2017 for each age, sex, and race/ethnicity group. NA, not applicable.