According to the CDC (2011), the overall prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled in New York City from 3.7% in 1995 to 9% in 2004. Compared with a national prevalence of 8.3%, or approximately 25.8 million people, the diabetes prevalence of some Bronx neighborhoods is a staggering 12%, and up to 17% in some South Bronx neighborhoods.
Analysis of Table A that compares The Bronx to the neighboring White Plains city [Why did you choose White Plains? It is not a neighboring city. Closer and with similar demographics are New Rochelle, Mount Vernon and Yonkers – perhaps these should be compared instead] and Westchester County highlights the socio-demographics differences that present a good picture of the challenges the Bronx community presents to Gotham and its associated ACO group serving the Bronx area. As depicted in Table A, a statistical socio-demographic comparison of The Bronx, White Plains and Westchester County highlights the discrepancy in the demographics of these 3 areas. Specifically looking at the Black population, 25.8% of blacks in The Bronx live in poverty while 19.1% and 20% of the same demographics live in poverty in the White Plains and Westchester County respectively. 35.4% of Hispanics in The Bronx live in Poverty as compared to 15.9% in White Plains and 20% in Westchester. This is in sharp contrast to what is obtainable among the Caucasians. Only 13% of the Caucasians in The Bronx live in poverty and only 4.6% of the same demographics in White Plains live in poverty. This trend correlates to what is seen across the nation. [Provide data to back up]