Diabetes Explosion

December 16th, 2010
in News, Background

Slate:  The incidence of diabetes has risen steadily for the past 20 years, up to 8 percent of the population in 2008.

Follow up:

 In some regions of the country, however, the rate is nearly twice that. Since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released estimates for each county, and mapping that data reveals that there are clusters in states like Alabama and Mississippi, where around one in seven adults is diabetic.  In the interactive map at Slate the growth in diabetes from 2004 to 2008 can be followed.  In parts of the country the progression can only be described as an explosion.  Read more.....

Make a Comment

Econintersect wants your comments, data and opinion on the articles posted.  As the internet is a "war zone" of trolls, hackers and spammers - Econintersect must balance its defences against ease of commenting.  We have joined with Livefyre to manage our comment streams.

To comment, just click the "Sign In" button at the top-left corner of the comment box below. You can create a commenting account using your favorite social network such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or Open ID - or open a Livefyre account using your email address.

1 comment

  1. Tracy Rose says :


    Healthline recently launched an interactive data visualization that shows the correlation between diabetes, food deserts, and poverty: http://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/rates

    We encourage you to embed the visualization on your site and share it with friends, followers, and anyone else you believe would be interested.

    Warm Regards,

 navigate econintersect.com


Analysis Blog
News Blog
Investing Blog
Opinion Blog
Precious Metals Blog
Markets Blog
Video of the Day


Asia / Pacific
Middle East / Africa
USA Government

RSS Feeds / Social Media

Combined Econintersect Feed

Free Newsletter

Marketplace - Books & More

Economic Forecast

Content Contribution



  Top Economics Site

Investing.com Contributor TalkMarkets Contributor Finance Blogs Free PageRank Checker Active Search Results Google+

This Web Page by Steven Hansen ---- Copyright 2010 - 2016 Econintersect LLC - all rights reserved