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By the numbers: Diabetes in Oklahoma

A by-the-numbers look at diabetes in Oklahoma.
Oklahoman Published: November 16, 2012
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BY THE NUMBERS

Diabetes in Oklahoma

3 percent

The percentage of adult Oklahomans who were diabetic in 2005.

10 percent

The percentage of adult Oklahomans who were diabetic in 2010.

296,000

The estimated number of Oklahoma adults who currently have diabetes.

About $3 billion

The estimated medical cost of diabetes in

Oklahoma.

About 15 percent

The percentage of American Indian adults in

Oklahoma with diabetes.

About 15 percent

The percentage of adult black Oklahomans who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report; Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation health data;

Oklahoma Health Department