Thursday, January 19, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes Rose 109% in Children From 2011-2015

FAIR Health recently released a white paper on obesity and type 2 diabetes in private claims data from 2011-2015. Here are some key findings from the report:

Among preschoolers (ages 3-5), the diabetes increase was 90% from 2011 to 2015.
From 2011 to 2015, obesity diagnosis grew by 191% for adults over age 22.
In the age group 19-22 years, the increase in obesity claim lines was 154%.
Claim lines with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis increased 109% for ages 0-22.
Obstructive sleep apnea rose in the pediatric population by 161%.
Hypertension rose by 67% in the pediatric population age 0-22.

Source: FAIR Health, January 2017

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