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    Diabetes Up 90% in U.S.

    CDC: West Virginia Has Highest Diabetes Rate; Obesity Blamed

    State Diabetes Rankings

    To minimize errors, the CDC averaged the study data over two-year periods. The latest data, from 2005-2007, is compared to data from 1995-1997. Complete data are available for 33 states.

    Here's the CDC's list of states, in order of annual, age-adjusted diabetes rate per thousand residents. Increases compare rates from 2005-2007 to rates from 1995-1997.

    1. West Virginia: 12.7 new cases per year, up 119%
    2. South Carolina: 11.5 new cases per year, up 113%
    3. Alabama: 11.3 new cases per year, up 109%
    4. Georgia: 11.2 new cases per year, up 81%
    5. Texas: 11.1 new cases per year, up 156%
    6. Tennessee: 11.0 new cases per year, up 112%
    7. Kentucky: 10.5 new cases per year, up 163%
    8. Arizona: 10.4 new cases per year, up 100%
    9. Florida: 10.3 new cases per year, up 203%
    10. Indiana: 10.2 new cases per year, up 76%
    11. Arkansas: 10.2 new cases per year, up 122%
    12. North Carolina: 10.1 new cases per year, up 77%
    13. Idaho: 9.8 new cases per year, up 216%
    14. California: 9 new cases per year, up 36%
    15. Missouri: 8.8 new cases per year, up 69%
    16. New Mexico: 8.7 new cases per year, up 64%
    17. Pennsylvania: 8.6 new cases per year, up 83%
    18. Maine: 8.3 new cases per year, up 102%
    19. New Hampshire: 8 new cases per year, up 135%
    20. Iowa: 8 new cases per year, up 63%
    21. Utah: 7.8 new cases per year, up 73%
    22. New Jersey: 7.7 new cases per year, up 64%
    23. Virginia: 7.6 new cases per year, up 38%
    24. South Dakota: 7.3 new cases per year, up 181%
    25. Montana: 7.1 new cases per year, up 97%
    26. North Dakota: 7.0 new cases per year, up 35%
    27. Oregon: 6.7 new cases per year, up 43%
    28. Vermont: 6.6 new cases per year, up 43%
    29. Ohio: 6.3 new cases per year, up 91%
    30. Colorado: 6.2 new cases per year, up 72%
    31. Wyoming: 6.1 new cases per year, up 15%
    32. Hawaii: 5.9 new cases per year, up 40%
    33. Minnesota: 5.0 new cases per year, up 67%

    By region:

    South: 10.5 new cases per year, up 133%

    West: 8.6 new cases per year, up 51%

    Northeast: 8.2 new cases per year, up 78%

    Midwest: 7.4 new cases per year, up 76%

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