Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in U.S. Youth in 2009: The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study.

Diabetes Care: September 16, 2013

Objective To estimate the prevalence of diabetes in U.S. youth aged < 20 years in 2009 and to estimate the total number of youth with diabetes in U.S. by age, race/ethnicity, and diabetes type.

Research Design and Methods To address one of its primary aims, the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study identified youth aged < 20 years on 12/31/2009 with physician diagnosed diabetes in selected areas of Colorado, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington, among health plan members of Kaiser Permanente Southern California and among American Indians living on reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Diabetes was classified as type 1, type 2 or other. Race/ethnicity was by self- report. Read more