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Hispanics and Diabetes

Hispanics and Diabetes

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According to national examination surveys, Mexican Americans are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician.  They have higher rates of end-stage renal disease, caused by diabetes, and they are 50% more likely to die from diabetes as non-Hispanic whites.

• Hispanic adults are 1.7 times more likely than non-Hispanic white adults to have been diagnosed with diabetes by a physician.
• In 2008, Hispanics were 1.6 times as likely to start treatment for end-stage renal disease related to diabetes, compared to non-Hispanic white men.
• In 2008, Hispanics were 1.5 times as likely as non-Hispanic Whites to die from diabetes.

At a glance – Diagnosed Cases of Diabetes:

At a glance – Prevalence Rate:


At a glance – Death Rate:


At a Glance – Risk Factors:

There are several risk factors related to diabetes. Some of these risk factors are

- Obesity and Overweight – See Obesity and Hispanic Americans

- Hypertension – See Heart Disease and Hispanic Americans


High Cholesterol – See Heart Disease and Hispanic Americans

- Cigarette Smoking – See Heart Disease and Hispanic Americans

At a Glance – Treatment: