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


  • Tim Dall

    (The Lewin Group)

  • Plamen Nikolov

    (The Lewin Group)

  • Paul Hogan

    (The Lewin Group)


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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  • Tim Dall & Plamen Nikolov & Paul Hogan, 2003. "Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2002," HEW 0306002, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0306002
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    1. Geiss, L.S. & Herman, W.H. & Teutsch, S.M., 1985. "Diabetes and renal mortality in the United States," American Journal of Public Health, American Public Health Association, vol. 75(11), pages 1325-1326.
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