Rhode Island Numbers 2013
By Race / Ethnicity
- Age-adjusted rates are higher for non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics than for non-Hispanic whites.
By Educational Status
- People of lower educational attainment are at higher risk: 11% of those who did not graduate from High School have been diagnosed with diabetes, 7% of those with at least some college reported having diabetes.
- People who maintain a healthy weight (Body Mass Index (BMI) of under 25) reduce their risk of diabetes: 3.4% have been diagnosed with diabetes, compared to 20.2% of people who have a BMI of 30 or more.