Diabetes Prevalence in the Philadelphia region
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Map above shows prevalence of diabetes in the Philadelphia region. Click to see diagnosed diabetics in 2004 vs. 2010 in regions within the city and surrounding counties. Source: Public Health Management Corporation's Community Health Data Base 2004 and 2010 Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Surveys. John Duchneskie / Inquirer Staff Artist)
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