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Annual Costs of Inability to Work Attributable to Diabetes, United States, 2013 Dollars

Sex Age Group
(in years)
Number of Persons Unable to
Work because of Diabetes
Cost Per Person with
Diabetes Unable to Work ($)
Cost Per Person
with Diabetes ($)
Total Cost ($ in Millions)
Overall 18-44 186,252 43,824 2,440 8,124.7
45-64 758,849 70,142 4,572 52,834.6
65-74 255,482 53,578 2,280 13,490.8
Total 1,200,583 62,534 3,579 74,450.1
Males 18-44 50,317 54,531 1,784 2,743.9
45-64 435,345 83,175 5,997 35,983.7
65-74 133,511 68,106 2,995 8,983.8
Total 619,173 77,641 4,528 47,711.4
Females 18-44 135,934 39,661 3,002 5,380.8
45-64 323,504 52,603 3,034 16,850.9
65-74 121,971 37,677 1,545 4,507.0
Total 581,409 46,446 2,605 26,738.7

Data Sources: 2011-2013 National Health Interview Survey, 2015 Current Population Survey, 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Note: Inability to work costs arise when people are disabled and unable to work.

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