Population Health

Adult Diabetes by Income

  • Adults from households earning less than $35,000 per year consistently report the highest percentage of diabetes.
  • Those with a household income of $75,000 or more per year report the lowest percentage of diabetes.
  • The percent different between the income groups appears to be widening. In 2013, 12.5 percent of adult Connecticut residents with a household income less than $35,000 per year reported having diabetes and 6.0 percent of those earning $75,000 per year reported having diabetes¬† a difference of 6.5 percent.¬† By 2018, the difference increased to 9.3 percent (15.3 percent for those in households earning less than $35,000 per year and 6.0 percent for those in households earning more than $75,000).