In 2019, the percentage of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes was higher among those living in nonmetropolitan areas (12.4%) than among those living in metropolitan areas (8.9%).
Percentages of adults with diagnosed diabetes were higher in nonmetropolitan than metropolitan areas for those aged 18–44 years (3.5% versus 2.3%) and 45–64 years (15.2% versus 11.6%).
Among adults aged 65 years or older, the difference by urbanization level (21.9% in nonmetropolitan areas versus 19.8% in metropolitan areas) did not reach statistical significance.
The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased with age in both nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm