Prevalence of diabetes tops 20 percent among U.S. veterans

December 15, 2017

(HealthDay)—The overall prevalence of diabetes among U.S. veterans was 20.5 percent in 2013 to 2014, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.

Ying Liu, Ph.D., from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, and colleagues used data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 to 2014 to examine the prevalence of and trends in diabetes among U.S. veterans.

The researchers found that the overall prevalence of diabetes was 20.5 percent, and the prevalence of was 3.4 percent for 2013 to 2014. There was an increase in prevalence from 15.5 percent in 2005 to 2006 to 20.5 percent in 2013 to 2014 (P = 0.04).

"Effective prevention and intervention approaches are needed to lower among U.S. veterans and ultimately improve their health status," the authors write.

Explore further: Chronic conditions increasing among childbearing women

More information: Abstract/Full Text

Related Stories

Chronic conditions increasing among childbearing women

November 20, 2017
(HealthDay)—Between 2005 and 2014, the prevalence of chronic conditions increased across all segments of the childbearing population, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Novel method developed for estimating prevalence of diabetes

November 6, 2017
(HealthDay)—A novel method has been developed to enhance the prevalence estimates of diabetes and prediabetes, according to a study published online Nov. 2 in Preventing Chronic Diseases.

High prevalence of diabetes, prediabetes in China

June 27, 2017
A large, nationally representative survey in 2013 of adults in China finds that the estimated overall prevalence of diabetes was about 11 percent and that of prediabetes was nearly 36 percent, according to a study published ...

Estimated prevalence of diabetes among adolescents higher than previously reported

July 19, 2016
In a study appearing in the July 19 issue of JAMA, Andy Menke, Ph.D., of Social & Scientific Systems, Silver Spring, Md., and colleagues estimated the prevalence of diabetes among U.S. adolescents, the percentage of those ...

Prevalence of oral HPV infection higher for U.S. men

October 17, 2017
(HealthDay)—Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and high-risk oral HPV infection are more common among men than women, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Vaccine-type HPV rates down for unvaccinated young women

September 8, 2017
(HealthDay)—From 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 there was a decrease in the prevalence of vaccine-type human papillomavirus (HPV) among unvaccinated young women aged 18 to 26 years, according to a study published online Sept. 7 ...

Recommended for you

Team provides insight into glucagon's role in diabetic heart disease

February 21, 2018
A UT Southwestern study reveals the hormone glucagon's importance to the development of insulin resistance and cardiac dysfunction during Type 2 diabetes, presenting opportunities to develop new therapies for diabetic diseases ...

Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes: study

February 20, 2018
Exercising more reduces the risk of diabetes and could see seven million fewer diabetic patients across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, according to new research.

Researchers discover link between gut and type 1 diabetes

February 19, 2018
Scientists have found that targeting micro-organisms in the gut, known as microbiota, could have the potential to help prevent type 1 diabetes.

Researchers find existing drug effective at preventing onset of type 1 diabetes

February 15, 2018
A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz ...

Chemist designs diabetic treatment minus harmful side effects

February 9, 2018
A chemist in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) has figured out how to control glucose levels in the bloodstream without the usual side effects of nausea, vomiting or malaise.

Peptide improves glucose and insulin sensitivity, lowers weight in mice

February 8, 2018
Treating obese mice with catestatin (CST), a peptide naturally occurring in the body, showed significant improvement in glucose and insulin tolerance and reduced body weight, report University of California San Diego School ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.