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Diabetes Mortality Data Trends for 2000-2008

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At a Glance

  • Diabetes was California’s seventh leading cause of death for each year from 2000 through 2008.
  • The age-adjusted diabetes death rate was lower in California than the United States for every year from 2000 through 2007.
  • The age-adjusted diabetes death rate for California ranged from 20.6 to 23.0 during this period.  The 2008 rate of 20.6 was the lowest in the nine years studied in this report.
  • Decreasing trends were seen in Hispanics overall and Hispanic females specifically.  These two groups were the only sex or race/ethnic groups that demonstrated statistically significant trends.
  • Decreasing diabetes death trends were observed in San Francisco, Shasta, and Ventura counties.
  • Increasing trends occurred in Santa Clara, and Solano counties. 
  • Higher age-adjusted diabetes mortality rates were seen in men than women throughout the study period.
  • The highest age-adjusted mortality rates among race/ethnic groups were observed in Blacks.
  • Half of all diabetes deaths during this time occurred to persons aged 75 and older.

This report was authored by Loran Sheley, MA, Research Program Specialist.  Please contact DAReports@cdph.ca.gov for further information.

Diabetes Age-Adjusted Death Rates, California and United States, 2000-2008 

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At a Glance
California Total Population
Male and Female Populations
Race/Ethnic Group Differences 
Sex Differences Within Race/Ethnic Groups
County of Residence Populations 
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Technical Notes  
Vital Statistics Query System 

Helpful Resources
American Diabetes Association
NCHS FastStats on Diabetes
California Diabetes Program

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