Number of the Day: 9.2 percent

October 3, 2012 | Number of The Day

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.