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Diabetes Data

Purpose

To provide ongoing surveillance on the burden and distribution of diabetes in Rhode Island.

Key Information

Self-reported information on diabetes risk factors and healthcare access.

Rhode Island Numbers 2017

  • About 79,300 Rhode Island adults know they have diabetes. This is 9.4% of the state's adult population.
  • However, the CDC estimates that 23.8% of all people with diabetes do not know they have it. In RI, this represents an additional 24,800 people.
  • An additional 311,200 (40.7%) are at risk for developing diabetes due to their weight, physical activity, and age profiles.
  • The risk of developing diabetes increases with both age and weight.
  • A lower socioeconomic status is associated with risk of diabetes, as people lack ready access to resources that help them stay healthy:

Percentage of RI Adults with diabetes who ...

  • Not everyone with diabetes is receiving recommended health maintenance.

Percentage of RI Adults with diabetes who ...

  • Many adults with diabetes also have other challenging circumstances.