THURSDAY, Nov. This issue is being released early to coincide with the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—We analyzed data from participants aged 12–19 years in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005–2006. Pooled logistic regression was used to compare diabetes incidence across decades for participants between 40 and 55 years of age in each decade. “There are some positives that we see” in the report, said Brian Ward, health statistician at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics and one of the authors of the report, which came out this week. The lowest was in Minnesota, where the rate was 5 in 1,000. The prevalence per 100 persons was 3.5 in 1990, 7.9 in 2008, and 8.3 in 2012.
Type 2 is generally seen in adults, but experts say it’s risen among younger people as obesity rates have soared. The result would be a “staggering” figure—well over 100 million people with diabetes and representing