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Table 4—

Estimated prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. in individuals 40–74 years old using data from the NHANES III

Diabetes diagnostic criteriaPrevalence (%) of diabetes by glucose criteria without a medical history of diabetes*Total diabetes prevalence (%)
Medical history of diabetes WHO (2) criteria for diabetes: — 7.92 
 FPG ≥140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/l) or 2-h PG ≥200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l) 6.34 14.26 
FPG ≥126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l) 4.35 12.27 
Diabetes diagnostic criteriaPrevalence (%) of diabetes by glucose criteria without a medical history of diabetes*Total diabetes prevalence (%)
Medical history of diabetes WHO (2) criteria for diabetes: — 7.92 
 FPG ≥140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/l) or 2-h PG ≥200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l) 6.34 14.26 
FPG ≥126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l) 4.35 12.27 

Data are from K. Flegal, National Center for Health Statistics, personal communication.

*

Diabetes prevalence (by glucose criteria) in those without a medical history of diabetes × (100%-prevalence of diabetes by medical history);

first column of data plus 7.92.

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