China surpasses US in prevalence of diabetes, study says

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

CHICAGO – A new study suggests the prevalence of diabetes among Chinese adults has risen to 11.6%. Published Sept. 4 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study results show the percentage of Chinese adults with diabetes is now greater than the percentage of Americans adults with the disease. The American Diabetes Association says 11.3% of Americans 20 years old or older have diabetes. The study found those with diabetes in China tended to be older residents in more developed regions.