Health of Massachusetts: Impact of Diabetes 2002-2007

This document gives current information on the prevalence of diabetes, risk factors and complications, as well as prevention practices, diabetes complications and hospitalizations, and diabetes mortality. It can be used by health care providers, community members, and diabetes educators as a resource to help identify needs and develop intervention programs and strategies.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Diabetes Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides time trends of:

  • diabetes prevalence

  • types of diabetes

  • demographic characteristics of people with diabetes

  • risk factors and related health conditions for respondents with and without diabetes

  • diabetes management and education

The data cover the years between 2006 and 2008.

Diabetes Prevention and Control Program Fact Sheet

This report uses information that was compiled from statewide data surveillance systems in Massachusetts, including:

  • The Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

  • The Massachusetts Hospital Discharge Dataset

  • The Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

  • The Pregnancy to Early Life Longitudinal Data Set

Information was gathered specifically on diabetes, complications of diabetes, and risk factors for developing diabetes, and includes data through 2007.

Cape Verdean Report

The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program collects information on ethnic/minority groups not well represented in statewide surveys. The Cape Verdean Community Health Survey looked at whether or not there are differences in the health status and care among Cape Verdean adults by gender, age, educational level, disability level, number of years in the US, and type of health care coverage. The findings are used to help design, implement and evaluate programs within the Cape Verdean community.

This information is provided by Diabetes Prevention and Control within the Department of Public Health.