Health Indicator Report of Deaths due to Diabetes as Underlying Cause
Diabetes is a leading cause of disability and death. It is currently the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S and in Utah.
American Indians and Pacific Islanders have exceptionally high death rates due to diabetes. Data shown are for 2012-2014 and age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population using three age categories.
Diabetes as an Underlying Cause of Death (Age-adjusted Rates) by Race, Utah, 2012-2014
NotesAll races may be of Hispanic/Latino or non-Hispanic/Latino ethnicity.
- Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health
- Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Utah, U.S. Bureau of the Census, IBIS Version 2014
DefinitionDiabetes as the underlying cause of death refers to the first-listed cause of death with ICD-10 codes E10-E14.
NumeratorNumber of deaths with diabetes as the underlying cause of death.
DenominatorNumber of Utah residents.
Healthy People Objective D-3:Reduce the diabetes death rate
U.S. Target: 66.6 deaths per 100,000 population
State Target: 22.0 deaths per 100,000 population
How Are We Doing?Utah death rates have declined steadily since 1999.
How Do We Compare With the U.S.?Rates for diabetes deaths in Utah are consistently higher than those for the U.S. Age-adjusted rates are used in this indicator to account for the differences in age composition between the U.S. and Utah. In 2014, in the U.S., the age-adjusted rate was 20.9 per 100,000, while in Utah the rate was 24.1. In 2014, diabetes was listed as the underlying cause for 567 deaths in Utah.
What Is Being Done?Diabetes educators play a prominent role in providing information about nutrition, exercise, and blood glucose monitoring. Diabetes education for all people with diabetes is encouraged. The Utah Healthy Living through Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program promotes diabetes education throughout the state. EPICC also provides monthly Telehealth broadcasts to update health care professionals on the latest diabetes treatments and research. EPICC meets with representatives from local health insurance plans to discuss opportunities for quality improvement in treatment for their clients with diabetes.
Evidence-based PracticesDiabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) has been shown to improve blood glucose control in people with diabetes. Education programs may be certified by the American Diabetes Association or the Association of Diabetes Educators. The DPCP has a list of education programs on its website at [http://www.choosehealth.utah.gov].
Available ServicesThe Utah Department of Health has a Health Resource hotline: 1-888-222-2542. Please call this number for information about self-management programs in Utah. The Healthy Living through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) website provides information of diabetes self-management classes. For information, please visit [http://www.choosehealth.utah.gov/your-health/lifestyle-change/dsme.php]. American Diabetes Association[[br]] 4424 South 700 East, Suite 100[[br]] Salt Lake City, Utah 84107[[br]] 801-363-3024 [[br]] 888-DIABETES Utah Diabetes Center[[br]] Research Park[[br]] 615 Arapeen Drive[[br]] Salt Lake City, UT[[br]] (801) 581-7761[[br]] [http://uuhsc.utah.edu/utahdiabetescenter] American Heart Association[[br]] 1937 S. 300 W. #120[[br]] Salt Lake City, UT 84115[[br]] (801) 484-3838 or[[br]] 1-800-242-8721[[br]] [http://www.heart.org] Association of Diabetes Educators [[br]] [http://www.diabeteseducator.org]
Health Program InformationEPICC works with health care providers, including diabetes educators, community health centers, and health plans to improve the care provided to Utahns with diabetes.
Page Content Updated On 12/15/2015, Published on 12/15/2015