Focus on Diabetes:
Lives and Expenses
2004 Estimated Share of Health Expenditures on State Government Employees that Relates to Diabetes Care, Compared to Pacific States and All States
States are significant purchasers of health care. An estimated 30,500 California government employees and their dependents likely had a diagnosis of diabetes in 2004, and California is estimated to have spent $219,000,000, or 12.9%, of State government employee health dollars on diabetes care. An additional 13,000 covered lives are estimated to have undiagnosed diabetes or are at high risk for diabetes.
California's Estimated Share of Health Expenditures on State Government Employees that Relates to Diabetes Care, 2004. Barchart. California 12.9; Pacific States 9.6; All States 6.4.
- Are rough estimates of the share of expenses attributed to diabetes care.
- Assume that people with diabetes have health care costs that are 2.4 times greater than people without diabetes (Hogan et al., 2003).
- Are missing for the State when data were unreliable.