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Sunday, July 31, 2016
18.5% of Healthy-Weight Adults Had Pre-Diabetes in 2012
The Annals of Family Medicine recently released a study on the correlation
between pre-diabetes and abdominal obesity. Here are some key findings from the
healthy-weight adults had pre-diabetes in 2012.
·The prevalence of
prediabetes among healthy-weight adults was 10.2% in 1988-1994.
·Among those aged 45+,
the prevalence of prediabetes increased from 22.0% in 1994 to 33.1% in 2012.
·7.6% of adults had an
unhealthy waist circumference in 2012, up from 5.6% in 1988-1994.
·1 in 3 adults had an
unhealthy weight-height ratio in 2012, versus 27.2% in 1988-1994.
·The mean BMI for
individuals without prediabetes was 22.2, and 22.6 for those with prediabetes.