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Diabetes - Charts

What this chart shows: Diabetes Rate by Age Group in Colorado & Larimer County, 2009-2010

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

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What the above data tell us: As people age, the rate of diabetes increases. Because the number of county residents with diabetes is relatively small, care should be taken in comparing the county's rate with that of the state. See the data table for the number of residents suffering from diabetes.

The risk of type 2 diabetes increases as you get older, especially after age 45. This may be because older people tend to exercise less, lose muscle mass, gain weight, or may be due to the gradual deterioration of insulin-producing cell function.

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What this chart shows: Diabetes Rate by Race/ Ethnicity in Colorado & Larimer County, 2009-2010

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

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What the above data tell us: Hispanics in both Colorado and Larimer County have a higher rate of diabetes than Whites. Although the rate of Hispanics with diabetes in the state is much higher than in the county, caution should be used in comparing the two due to the significantly smaller number of Hispanics in Larimer County. See the data table for information on other races.

The Mayo Clinic has a list of risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

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Complications-

The effects of diabetes generally stem from compromise to the vessels and nerves and include:

What this chart shows: Diabetes Rate by Gender in Colorado & Larimer County, 2009-2010

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

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What the above data tell us: In Colorado and Larimer County, more men than women have been diagnosed with diabetes. However, there were fewer women in Larimer County diagnosed with the disease between 2009 and 2010 than in Colorado.

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What this chart shows: Diabetes Mortality Rate (per 100,000) in Colorado & Larimer County, 2001-2010

*Age-Adjusted Rate

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

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What the above data tell us: Colorado and Larimer County met the Healthy People 2010 objective of less than 45 deaths per 100,000 people for all ten years shown above. It appears the overall trend indicates that diabetes, as a direct cause of death, is generally on the decline.

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Diabetes Rate by Age Group in Colorado & Larimer County (Number of Deaths in Parentheses)

 Age Group

2003-2004

2005-2006

2007-2008

2009-2010

Colorado

Larimer County

Colorado

Larimer County

Colorado

Larimer County

Colorado

Larimer County

18-24

0.2 (4)

0.0 (0)

0.5 (4)

0.0 (0)

1.3 (10)

0.9 (1)

0.5 (3)

0.0 (0)

25-34

1.5 (22)

0.0 (0)

1.5 (24)

0.0 (0)

1.2 (30)

0.6 (1)

1.2 (26)

0.0 (0)

35-44

2.2 (48)

1.5 (3)

2.4 (52)

3.1 (5)

2.8 (112)

2.6 (5)

3.4 (103)

3.0 (6)

45-54

5.8 (111)

3.1 (4)

4.6 (124)

3.4 (6)

4.9 (251)

4.0 (12)

5.6 (269)

7.6 (15)

55-64

8.7 (137)

6.9 (4)

10.0 (198)

11.0 (12)

10.2 (494)

6.1 (20)

9.7 (539)

7.7 (22)

65+

11.5 (200)

12.7 (10)

14.6 (338)

8.6 (15)

14.4 (792)

16.1 (59)

14.2 (965)

10.2 (37)

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Diabetes Rate by Race/ Ethnicity in Colorado & Larimer County, 2009-2010

 

Colorado

Larimer County

Black

9.9

0.0

Hispanic

8.1

5.0

Other

6.0

7.4

White

5.0

4.5

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Diabetes Rate by Gender in Colorado & Larimer County, 2009-2010

Female

Male

Colorado

5.2

5.9

Larimer County

3.3

5.9

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Diabetes Mortality Rate (per 100,000) in Colorado & Larimer County
(Age-Adjusted Rate)

 

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Colorado

18.8

17.9

19.2

18.1

19.3

17.0

17.1

17.9

17.4

15.2

Larimer County

15.0

13.9

16.2

20.1

21.4

15.5

17.8

14.1

12.4

12.1

Healthy People 2010 Objective

45.0

45.0

45.0

45.0

45.0

45.0

45.0

45.0

45.0

45.0

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