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The Ultimate Diabetes and Race Statistics Quiz
by Staff
Diabetes afflicts people of all races and ethnicities. The rate of diabetes in different groups, however, is not consistent. In the United States, certain races and ethnicities have higher incidences of diabetes and diabetes-related health complications. Take this quiz and learn about the statistics related to diabetes and race.

African Americans are ________ to have diabetes compared non-Hispanic whites.

  • less likely
  • just as likely
  • more likely

What percentage of adult African Americans have diabetes?

  • 3 percent
  • 8 percent
  • 13 percent

What diabetes related complications affect African Americans more than non-Hispanic whites?

  • blindness
  • kidney disease
  • both of the above

What percentage of deaths among African Americans with diabetes are the result of stroke or heart attacks?

  • 20 percent
  • 45 percent
  • 65 percent

African Americans with diabetes are ________ to require foot or leg amputations compared to non-Hispanic whites with diabetes.

  • less likely
  • just as likely
  • more likely

Mexican Americans are _________to have diabetes compared to non-Hispanic whites.

  • less likely
  • just as likely
  • more likely

American Indians and Native Alaskans _________to have diabetes compared to non-Hispanic whites.

  • less likely
  • just as likely
  • more likely

What percentage of the Hispanic/Latino American adult population has diabetes?

  • 3 percent
  • 6 percent
  • 9 percent

How many American Indians and Native Alaskans received care for their diabetes from the American Indian Health Service?

  • almost 50,000 people
  • almost 100,000 people
  • almost 200,000 people

In Hawaii, Native Hawaiians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders are _______ to have diabetes compared to non-Hispanic whites.

  • less likely
  • just as likely
  • more likely