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Prediabetes in California: Nearly Half of California Adults on Path to Diabetes

More than 13 million adults in California (approximately half the state's adult population) are estimated to have prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a significant health problem which can result in serious complications such as blindness, kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, amputation and premature death. Patients who take preventative action, such as increasing physical activity, improving diet, and losing weight can delay the onset of type 2 diabetes or prevent it entirely..

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Diabetes: U.S. Data and Statistics

The current National Diabetes Statistics Report provides up-to-date scientific data and statistics on diabetes and prediabetes and their burden in the United States. Diabetes statistics are also available from the American Diabetes Association.

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Ten Most Common Chronic Conditions Among Persons Living in Residential Care Facilities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 10 most common chronic conditions among persons living in residential care facilities were high blood pressure (57% of the residents), Alzheimer's disease or other dementias (42%), heart disease (34%), depression (28%), arthritis (27%), osteoporosis (21%), diabetes (17%), COPD and allied conditions (15%), cancer (11%), and stroke (11%).

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Chronic Disease Overview

When it comes to chronic disease prevention and health promotion, it's important to know the leading causes of death and disability and how specific health risk behaviors contribute to chronic disease. According to the CDC, about half of all Americans adults have one or more chronic health conditions. In addition to the human cost, there is a significant financial cost associated with chronic disease and health risk behaviors.

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Arthritis: U.S. Data and Statistics

As the U.S. population ages, the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis is predicted to increase in the coming decades. The impact of arthritis on a person's health can be significant in terms of limitations to activities of daily living. Obesity, which is also on the rise, compounds the problem and further limits daily activities.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: U.S. Data and Statistics

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is currently estimated at about 1 in every 68 children. Approximately 1 in 6 American children have been diagnosed with a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild speech/language impairments to more serious disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy and autism.

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Allergy Statistics

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology presents current statistics for the prevalence of allergic rhinitis, drug allergy, food allergy, insect allergy, sinusitis, and skin allergy.

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