Prevalence of type 1 diabetes among US children and adults by age, sex, race, and ethnicity

April 17, 2024
New JAMA study.

In a new study published by JAMA, researchers found nearly 4 in every 1,000 youths and 5 in every 1,000 adults in the US reported having type 1 diabetes, consistent with the CDC’s estimates for 2021.

The researchers analyzed 110,283 adults and 30,708 youths. They found:

·        For youths, the reported prevalence of type 1 diabetes per 1,000 for was 3.5. The highest rates among those aged 10 to 17 years, males, Hispanic youths, and non-Hispanic White participants.

·        Among adults, the reported prevalence (per 1,000) was 5.3 and was highest among those aged 45 to 64 years and 65 years or older, non-Hispanic Black participants, and non-Hispanic White adults.

Read the full study at JAMA