Editor's Note: Gallup re-estimated its Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and Life Evaluation Index data from January 2008 to April 2009 to address context effects that Gallup discovered after the data were originally published.
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The percentage of American adults reporting that they have been diagnosed with diabetes continues to climb, with 11.3% of Americans in the third quarter of 2009 saying so, compared to 10.4% in the first quarter of 2008. Obese adults are three times more likely than non-obese adults to say they have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index data from 2009 reveal that 17% of Americans report having been diagnosed with depression. Those making less than $24,000 annually, those who are separated or divorced, and women are the most likely to report having been diagnosed.