During 2004–2017, the death rate from diabetes mellitus as underlying or contributing cause among adults aged 65 years or older decreased from 477.5 per 100,000 in 2004 to 418.1 in 2017.
Throughout this period, the death rate was highest among non-Hispanic black adults and lowest among non-Hispanic white adults.
During 2004–2017, the death rate decreased from 438.3 per 100,000 to 391.1 among non-Hispanic white adults, from 602.0 to 485.7 among Hispanic adults, and from 804.3 to 607.0 among non-Hispanic black adults.
Source: National Vital Statistics System, 2004–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.