25 Years (Only): Time Taken by Diabetes Levels to Triple

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Researchers from UCL and the National Center for Social Research have reported that, between 1994 and 2019, the number of adults with diagnosed diabetes tripled. They have analyzed the latest results from the Health Survey from England to reveal the fact.

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The report analyzes data from over 8.200 adults and 2,000 children who live in private households in England. The number has reached 9 percent from 3 percent among men, and to 6 percent from 2 percent among women.

The report indicates that people with obesity and lower incomes are likely to be affected by diabetes more than others.

16 percent of people from the lowest income group had diabetes compared to 7 percent of people from the highest income group. The proportion of adults with diabetes increased from 5 percent of people with normal weight to 9 percent (with overweight) and 15 percent (with obesity).

Moreover, the report also shows that women living in most deprived areas are more prone to being obese. 39 percent of women living in most deprived areas were obese, while the percentage was down to 22 for women from the least deprived areas.

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