Create and interpret a table that compare the prevalence of diabetes in the us(age 18+ age adjusted males and females) mountain and pacific regions from 2000-2012

The Prevalence of Diabetes in the US Prevalence of Diabetes in the US (age 18+ age adjusted Males and Females) Mountain and pacific regions from 2000-2012
Among the most prevalent diseases among Americans is diabetes. Diabetes and its impediments are key causes of morbidity and death in the US. Diabetes prevalence differs across regions in America, over the different years. From 2000-2012, research indicates that the economic cost of diabetes in Medicare spending and reduced productivity estimated to $130 billion (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 63).
The table below shows the prevalence of diabetes in the two regions of the US from 2002-2012.
(18 + Age Adjusted Males and Females per 100, 000 Population)
Total Population (Mountain Region)
50. 8
50. 7
42. 5
27. 8
28. 8
24. 9
23. 0
21. 9
17. 6
Total Population (Pacific Region)
36. 9
35. 4
27. 1
15. 1
13. 6
8. 9
21. 8
21. 8
18. 2
Source: Murphy, Sherry., Xu, Jiaquan and Kochanek, Kenneth.
Statistics reveal that general crude prevalence was 50. 8 percent per 100, 000 people, for the entire population in the mountain region between 2000 and 2004, 50. 7 between 2005 and 2008, and 42. 5 percent between 2009 and 2012. The trend indicates that there is prevalent decrease in diabetes over the years from 2002 to 2012. The overall rudimentary prevalence was similar for males (Attaining 24. 9 percent in 2012) and females (Attaining 17. 6 percent in 2012) (National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases 65). Trends across the different regions in America show similarity in rudimentary prevalence for males and females in the two regions under study.
The pacific region shows even a lower level of diabetes prevalence throughout the years and across the sexes. Generally, the rates decreased from 36. 9 percent between 2002 and 2004, to 27. 1 percent by the close of 2012. A notable aspect between the mountain region and the pacific region is that fewer males get diabetic in the pacific region as compared to the mountain region. However, the pacific region still indicates a decrease in the trend across the years for the two sexes.
Works Cited
Murphy, Sherry., Xu, Jiaquan and Kochanek, Kenneth. Division of Vital Statistics CDC/NCHS, Deaths: Final data for 2010. National vital statistics reports; vol 61 no 4. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS; 2012. Accessed September 18, 2014 http://www. cdc. gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04. pdf
National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases. National Diabetes Statistics Fact Sheet, 2005. Bethesda, MD, U. S: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, 2005.