San Bernardino County’s diabetes-related death



San Bernardino County’s diabetes-related death

San Bernardino County’s diabetes-related death rate was reported as 32.4 per 100,000 populations, according to the California Department of Public Health. Almost 30 percent of those are the people in the age group of 65 years and above which is the highest compared to all the other age groups. The UCLA study showed that the percent of hospitalizations for patients with diabetes in San Bernardino County was 33.6 percent — the highest in Southern California. Dr. Edward A. Hess, director of case management education, diabetes clinic at Kaiser Permanente Fontana, said that genetics plays a major role in San Bernardino County’s large numbers. According to San Bernardino population statistics, the Hispanic community has the highest number in the counties. The Hispanic community has a genetic pool that is highly linked to type 2 Diabetes.San Bernardino County’s diabetes-related death

Diabetes prevalence is on the rise. In 2014, 12.5% of adults in San Bernardino County had been diagnosed with diabetes, the highest rate among counties compared and California. This marks an increase of more than five percentage points since 2005 when 7.2% of adults in the county had a diabetes diagnosis. At 32.4 age-adjusted deaths per 100,000 residents in 2014, San Bernardino County had the state’s second highest rate of deaths due to diabetes, behind Kern County. Deaths due to diabetes have decreased two years in a row, down from 34.2 in 2012, to 33.0 in 2013 and 32.4 in 2014. However, the longer term trend is upward, increasing 5% since 2005.


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