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Diabetes Statistics - Ohio (pop. 11,353,140)
Updated August 2007

  • 9% of Ohioans have diabetes

  • In 2004 and 2005, 7.8% (6.6-9.0) and 6.7% (5.7-7.7) of Ohioans were diagnosed with diabetes

  • Diabetes accounted for 10% of hospital discharges from three major Cleveland hospitals in 2000-2001.

  • Diabetes is the 5th leading cause of death in Ohio.

  • Ohio Department of Health estimates 1 million Ohioans have diabetes.
    • Of these, ~8% are white, 10% are Hispanic, and 11% are black

  • More than 187,000 Ohioans over age 40 are legally blind or visually impaired, primarily from diabetic retinopathy, cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
    • This is expected to double in the next 30 years
    • Blindness and vision impairment costs Ohio $160 million a year in benefits and lost taxable income.

Source: Ohio Department of Health

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