Why this is important: Diabetes is a disease that can have serious complications, such as blindness, kidney damage, and lower-limb amputation. In Spokane County, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in 2014. Appropriate diagnosis, care, and management of the disease can lower the risk of complications.
Definition: Percent of adults who have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-1 through 4 (2011-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 4 (2015-2018). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.