- 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.