In Monterey County:
According to 2009 statistics, in Monterey County, the diabetes rate is 11%, a 30% increase from 2007 statistics. The diabetes rate for the Latino population is 12.2%, a 56% increase from 2007 statistics.
The combined overweight/obesity rate is 67%, 8% higher than the state level. For the Latino population, the rate increases to 76%.
- Every day, doctors at Natividad witness the devastating effects of undetected and unmanaged chronic diseases and unhealthy lifestyles that disproportionately impact our safety-net population.
A major focus of health promotion for our patients is quality diabetes prevention education.
|Diabetes Prevention Education||Intersection of Poverty and Health: Dr. Dana Kent||Building Healthy Communities: The California Endowment|