QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Ever Told They Had Diabetes by a Doctor or Health Professional, by Race/Ethnicity -- National Health Interview Survey, US, 2004-2008

During 2004--2008, 7.6% of adults overall in the United States reported ever having been told they had diabetes. American Indian/Alaska Natives (17.5%), blacks (11.8%), and Hispanics (10.6%) were more likely than Asians (8.0%) and whites (6.6%) to report ever having been told by a doctor or health professional that they had diabetes.