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Relevant Population Characteristics for Diabetes (Diagnosed) Prevalence

Relevant Population Characteristics

Diabetes, like many other chronic diseases, is more prevalent in older, lower income or non-White groups. NM's population continues to age, that is, the proportion of our state population that is 55+ years old continues to increase. NM consistently has had higher levels of poverty than the general US population. In particular, NM's American Indian, Hispanic and African American populations have had higher rates of poverty than the White population. In addition, NM has a higher proportion of American Indian persons than the US generally; this population has consistently had high diabetes prevalence.

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The information provided above is from the New Mexico Department of Health's NM-IBIS web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Sun, 05 July 2020 from New Mexico Department of Health, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site:".

Content updated: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:44:55 MST