Diabetes is less prevalent among residents of assisted living communities compared with residents of other long-term care settings, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

The center released data from the 2015-2016 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers in conjunction with National Diabetes Month, which is November.

Approximately 18% of residents of assisted living and similar residential care communities have diabetes, according to the data, whereas approximately 45% of home health patients, 32% of nursing home residents, 30% of adult day center clients and 27% of hospice patients have a diabetes diagnosis.