CDC: Poor health among younger diabetics on the rise

11/17/2006 | HealthDay News

Rates of diabetes among people between the ages 18 and 44 are on the rise, and half of those who already have the disease rate their health as being only "fair" or "poor," according to a new U.S. CDC report. The fair and poor health ratings among people 45 and older have changed little over the past 10 years, but the number of health complaints among younger Americans has increased from about 36% in 1996 to 43.4% in 2005.

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