In Alaska, if 5% more people attended some college and 4% more had an income higher than twice the federal poverty level we could expect to save 246 lives, prevent 1,500 cases of diabetes, and eliminate $9.1 Million in diabetes costs every year.
The percentage of adults (age 25 and older) in selected area with education beyond high school (included those who did not graduate with college degrees). Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008
Percent of individuals in the selected area with a household income in 2005-2007 that was at least twice the federal poverty level (greater than approximately $41,000 for a family of four with two related children) Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007.
|Current Values||Adjusted Values|
|% Deaths Averted||0%|
|Diabetes Cases Averted||0|
|Diabetes Care Costs||$203 Million||$203 Million|
|Diabetes Care Costs Saved||$0|