Community District 12 (CD12), which encompasses Jamaica and St. Albans, had the highest number of diabetes-related deaths (182) in Queens in 2011, according to a report by the city. It also had the highest diabetes-related death rate (82.2) in the borough.
The report, released this month, says that the citywide diabetes-related rate reached an all time high in 2011 at 10.8 percent from 6 percent in 1990. This was happening at a time when the overall number of deaths in the city has been decreasing.
And while CD12 has suffered the most in number and rate of diabetes-related deaths, Rockaway (CD14) has experienced the highest percent rate increase (55.5) than any district in Queens and is the fourth highest citywide between 2000-2010.
CD05, which encompasses Ridgewood and Glendale, is the only Queens district to experience a decrease in its percent rate change of diabetes-related deaths (-11.5). In fact, it is one of only seven districts in the entire city that experienced a decrease.
Note: All diabetes-related death rates are age adjusted.
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