Most Current Statistic:
- Age-Adjusted Diabetes Mellitus Mortality Rate per 100,000: 28.9 Deaths per 100,000 persons
- Definition: Age-Adjusted Mortality Rate per 100,000 Indiana residents due to Diabetes Mellitus (ICD-10: E10-E14) as underlying cause of death
- Total Number of Deaths due to Diabetes Mellitus in Indiana, 2020: 2,446
- Data Source & Year: Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Vital Records, 2020
- Suggested Citation: Indiana Department of Health Vital Records [IDOH Vital Records]. (2021). Indiana Vital Statistics, 2020. Indiana Department of Health (IDOH)
Last Updated: September 27, 2022
Diabetes was the nation’s seventh-leading cause of death in 2019, accounting for 87,647 deaths annually. Those with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke than those without diabetes. There are three types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational (diabetes while pregnant). Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90%-95% of all cases.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations and blindness among adults. In 2018, 34.1 million adults were estimated to have diabetes, 26.8 million of which were diagnosed and 7.3 million were undiagnosed.
Direct medical costs and lost productivity attributable to diagnosed diabetes was estimated to be $327 billion in 2017.
The prevalence of diabetes among adults is higher in:
- Men compared with women.
- American Indian/Alaska Native, Black and Hispanic adults compared with white and Asian adults.
- Adults ages 25 and older with less than a high school education compared with those with higher education levels; prevalence decreases as educational attainment increases.
- Adults ages 25 and older with a household income less than $25,000 than those with higher income levels.
- Adults ages 45 and older compared with adults ages 18-44; prevalence is highest among adults ages 65 and older.