Statistics

Diabetes Registry

  • 20.8 million people - 7% of the population - have diabetes. 14.6 million are diagnosed. 6.2 million are undiagnosed. (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, 2005)
  • The estimated population of the Rio Grande Valley is 1,170,776. (National Census Bureau, 2006)
  • The estimated diabetes prevalence rate in the Rio Grande Valley is 26%. (UTPA Border Health Office, 2006)

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Acanthosis Nigricans

  • Over 5,000 school nurses have been trained and certified for the Acanthosis Nigricans assessments.
  • Assessments are conducted in 11 Texas Education Agency Education Service Center Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19 and 20.
  • Over 750,000 Texas school children in grades 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th were screened in the 2005-2006 school year.

Download Acanthosis Nigricans  assessment PDF.  Statistics on school children assessments are conducted in 11 Texas Education Agency Education Service Center Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19 and 20.