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9.2 percent

October 3, 2012

New Jerseyans have a higher rate of adult diabetes -- 9.2 percent -- than the average American, according to statehealthfacts.org, a website sponsored by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Of that, 0.7 percent is pregnancy-related. An additional 1.3 percent of New Jerseyans say they’ve been told they have borderline or pre-diabetes.

Nationally, the rate for adult diabetes is 8.7 percent.

The largest cohort with diabetes are those aged between 45 and 64, with a rate of 21.9 percent.

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