Diabetes Death Rate Hits All Time High in New York City
11:02 AM, Jun 10, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The New York City health department reports an all time high for diabetes-related deaths in the City, according to a press release announcing a new report.
"The Health Department released a new report which states that the number of diabetes-related deaths in New York City for 2011 was 5,695, an all-time high. These deaths include those for which diabetes is classified as the underlying cause of death as well as those for which diabetes is classified as a contributing cause. Even as the overall death rate in New York City continues to decline, diabetes-related deaths continue to increase. Since 1990, the proportion of all New York City deaths related to diabetes nearly doubled, from 6.0% in 1990 to 10.8% in 2011. Overall, one person dies of diabetes-related causes every 90 minutes, adding up to 16 deaths a day in New York City," reads the health department press release.
The New York City mayor has waged a campaign against sugary drinks like soda.
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