Diabetes prevalence by county (US) maps
IHME researchers used new small area measurement methods to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes by US county for 2008, based on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
In these maps, you can see the magnitude and distribution of diabetes prevalence for men, women, and the total population.
Tips for using this tool are provided under the “how to explore” tab below.
Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes for total population, ages 30 and older, by US county, 2008
Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes for women, ages 30 and older, by US county, 2008
Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes for men, ages 30 and older, by US county, 2008
- Look at the color comparisons and see how, on average, men have slightly higher diabetes prevalence than women, although the highest levels are observed for women.
- High prevalence rates are concentrated in many counties along the Mexican border in Texas and the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia, as well as in Missouri, North and South Carolina, and southern parts of Virginia.
- Counties in South Dakota, Arizona, and New Mexico that include Native American reservations also have comparatively high rates of diabetes. In contrast, prevalence is lowest in many counties in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Minnesota, and Vermont. There is a similar geographical distribution of high prevalence areas for men and women.
Related Publications & Presentations
Srebotnjak T, Mokdad AH, Murray CJL. A novel framework for validating and applying standardized small area measurement strategies. Population Health Metrics. 2010; 8:26.