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4.2 Diabetes and Exercise Rates

This indicator looks at the percentage of adults who reported through a survey having diabetes, exercising or failing to exercise.

This indicator is part of Active, healthy residents.

Indicator description:

The diabetes rate is the percentage of adults who have been told by their doctor that they have diabetes at any time during their life, whether or not they require treatment beyond diet. The exercise rate is the percentage of adults who reported doing absolutely no leisure time exercise or physical activity in the past 30 days. These data are compiled from a sample of residents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Why is this indicator relevant?

Adults with diabetes have heart disease rates up to four times higher than adults without diabetes, and death rates are twice as high among middle aged persons with diabetes. Lack of exercise increases risks for heart disease, stroke and death.

Data Sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaire.

What can we tell from the data?

  • Health risks related to diabetes and lack of exercise for Albuquerque adults have risen slightly since 2006.
  • Compared to peer communities, Albuquerque is better than average for participating in exercise and average in the rate of diabetes.


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