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Unformatted text preview: S.C. ranks 10th highest in the nation in the percent of population with diabetes Approximately 1 in 8 African-Americans in South Carolina has diabetes the 16th highest rate of diabetes among African-Americans in the nation. The prevalence of diabetes increases with age a dramatic increase can be seen among those 45 years of age and older. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in South Carolina after heart disease, cancer, accidents, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease and Alzheimers. In 2006, three to four people died each day from diabetes that is one death from diabetes every 7 hours, 33 minutes. About 70 percent of adults with diabetes have high blood pressure. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to many complications including blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes and amputations. Healthcare Costs In 2006, the total amount for hospital charges related to diabetes diagnosis in South Carolina was $199.5 million....
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course HPEB 502 taught by Professor Montgomery during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.
- Spring '09