Published Oct. 18, 2017

 

Rising Risk

 

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

 

The lifetime odds of being diagnosed with diabetes was one in four for Hispanic-American boys and one in three for Hispanic-American girls born in the late 1980s. Those odds rose to one in two for both boys and girls by the 2000s.

 

Lifetime diabetes risk (%)

 

1985-1989

Boys 26.1%

Girls 35.1%

 

1990-1999

Boys 34.2%

Girls 44.4%

 

2000-2011

Boys 51.8%

Girls 51.5%

 

Source: The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology