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Relevant Population Characteristics for Diabetes Hemoglobin A1C Tests

Relevant Population Characteristics

Members of minority racial and ethnic groups tend to have a higher risk of developing diabetes. The risk of diabetes in the Hispanic/Latino population is twice that for the non-Hispanic White population. The risk in the African American population is 60% higher than the risk for the non-Hispanic White population. The highest risk for developing diabetes is generally seen among Native Americans, where, in some tribes, over half of the adults aged 35 and older have diabetes.

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Content updated: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:13:53 MST