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What is the average risk of diabetes in the United States?

The lifetime risk of diabetes for people born in the United States in 2000 is:

  • for all Americans: one of three
  • for African American and Hispanic males: two of five
  • for African American and Hispanic females: one of two

Additionally, the CDC estimates that as many as one in three US adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue. One in nine U.S. adults has diabetes now.

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