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Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2002

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  • Tim Dall

    (The Lewin Group)

  • Plamen Nikolov

    (The Lewin Group)

  • Paul Hogan

    (The Lewin Group)

Abstract

After adjusting for differences in demographics between the two populations, the study finds that people with diabetes incur healthcare costs approximately 2.4 times higher than people without diabetes. The authors also emphasize that because nearly one-third of the approximately 17 million people in the U.S. with diabetes remain undiagnosed, $132 billion represents a conservative estimate. Moreover, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increases with age and is higher among certain racial and ethnic minority populations, which portends a substantial increase in incidence of the disease (and its associated costs) as the nation grows older and becomes more racially and ethnically diverse.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series HEW with number 0306002.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 17 Jun 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0306002

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  1. Simon Condliffe & Charles Link & Micheal F. Pollack & Shreekant Parasuraman, 2012. "The Effects of Hypertension and Obesity on Total Health Care Expenditures of Diabetes Patients in the United States," Working Papers 12-06, University of Delaware, Department of Economics.

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