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Prevalence of Congestive Heart Failure in Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes, Aged 65 Years or Older, United States, 2013

Sex Age-adjusted Rate
(per 100)
Overall 26.2
Male 26.9
Female 25.6
Sex Age Group
(in years)
Congestive Heart Failure Estimated Cases
Attributable to DiabetesReports the estimated number of disease cases that are attributed to diabetes, which can be interpreted as the number of cases that would be reduced if diabetes were eliminated.
Total Cases Crude Rate
(per 100)
95% Confidence Interval
Lower Limit Upper Limit
Overall 65-74 1,397,853 20.2 20.1 20.2 960,780
75+ 1,948,578 32.8 32.8 32.9 911,820
Total 3,346,432 27.2 27.2 27.2 1,872,600
Male 65-74 729,853 21.1 21.1 21.2 489,670
75+ 866,801 33.2 33.1 33.3 401,110
Total 1,596,654 27.4 27.4 27.5 890,780
Female 65-74 668,001 19.2 19.2 19.3 471,110
75+ 1,081,777 32.5 32.5 32.6 510,710
Total 1,749,778 27.0 27.0 27.1 981,820

Data Source: 2013 Medicare Master Beneficiary Summary File

Note: Medicare analyses are restricted to adults aged 65 or older with full Fee-for-Service coverage during a 2-year period and then extrapolated to the entire Medicare population using a state/sex/age-specific multiplier.

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