Percentage of population with diabetes in the U.S. 1988-2016

This statistic shows the percentage of the U.S. population aged 20 years and over with diabetes in periods between 1988 and 2016. In the 2013-2016 period, there were some estimated 13.9 percent of the U.S. population aged 20 years and over with diabetes.

Percentage of U.S. population with diabetes between 1988 and 2016*

Percentage of population aged 20 and over
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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period

1988 to 2016

Age group

20 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Including physician-diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes.
Physician-diagnosed diabetes was obtained by self-report and excludes women who reported having diabetes only during pregnancy.
Undiagnosed diabetes is defined as a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) of at least 126 mg/dL or a hemoglobin A1c of at least 6.5% and no reported physician diagnosis.

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