Diabetes prevalence (% of population ages 20 to 79) - Country Ranking

Definition: Diabetes prevalence refers to the percentage of people ages 20-79 who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Source: International Diabetes Federation, Diabetes Atlas.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Mauritius 22.30 2015
2 Palau 20.90 2015
3 Kuwait 20.00 2015
3 Saudi Arabia 20.00 2015
3 Qatar 20.00 2015
6 Bahrain 19.60 2015
6 New Caledonia 19.60 2015
8 United Arab Emirates 19.30 2015
9 Kiribati 18.60 2015
10 Malaysia 17.90 2015
11 Seychelles 17.40 2015
12 Tuvalu 17.30 2015
13 Egypt 16.70 2015
14 Vanuatu 16.60 2015
15 Belize 16.50 2015
16 Solomon Islands 16.40 2015
17 Mexico 15.80 2015
18 Papua New Guinea 15.30 2015
19 Oman 14.80 2015
20 Fiji 13.80 2015
21 Brunei 13.70 2015
21 Tonga 13.70 2015
23 Barbados 13.60 2015
23 Antigua and Barbuda 13.60 2015
23 Trinidad and Tobago 13.60 2015
26 The Bahamas 13.20 2015
27 Cayman Islands 13.10 2015
28 Lebanon 13.00 2015
28 St. Kitts and Nevis 13.00 2015
30 Turkey 12.80 2015
31 Dominica 12.60 2015
32 Suriname 12.50 2015
33 Puerto Rico 12.10 2015
34 Venezuela 12.00 2015
35 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11.90 2015
36 Jordan 11.70 2015
37 Jamaica 11.50 2015
38 Grenada 11.40 2015
39 Guyana 11.20 2015
40 Guatemala 11.10 2015
41 St. Lucia 10.90 2015
42 United States 10.80 2015
43 Singapore 10.50 2015
43 Montenegro 10.50 2015
45 Libya 10.40 2015
45 Brazil 10.40 2015
47 Albania 10.30 2015
47 Serbia 10.30 2015
47 Macedonia 10.30 2015
50 Iran 10.10 2015
51 Chile 10.00 2015
51 Cuba 10.00 2015
51 Colombia 10.00 2015
54 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.90 2015
54 Portugal 9.90 2015
54 Malta 9.90 2015
54 Comoros 9.90 2015
58 Panama 9.80 2015
58 China 9.80 2015
60 Paraguay 9.70 2015
61 Cyprus 9.60 2015
61 Tunisia 9.60 2015
63 Iraq 9.30 2015
63 Bhutan 9.30 2015
63 India 9.30 2015
66 Honduras 9.20 2015
66 El Salvador 9.20 2015
66 Nicaragua 9.20 2015
66 Ecuador 9.20 2015
66 Russia 9.20 2015
71 Sudan 8.90 2015
72 Dominican Republic 8.80 2015
72 Afghanistan 8.80 2015
74 Andorra 8.50 2015
74 Costa Rica 8.50 2015
76 Djibouti 8.40 2015
76 Romania 8.40 2015
78 Bangladesh 8.30 2015
79 Syrian Arab Republic 8.10 2015
79 Pakistan 8.10 2015
79 Morocco 8.10 2015
82 Macao SAR, China 8.00 2015
82 Sri Lanka 8.00 2015
82 Hong Kong SAR, China 8.00 2015
85 Samoa 7.90 2015
86 Gabon 7.80 2015
86 Slovak Republic 7.80 2015
86 Slovenia 7.80 2015
89 Equatorial Guinea 7.70 2015
89 Spain 7.70 2015
91 South Africa 7.60 2015
92 Israel 7.50 2015
92 Bolivia 7.50 2015
92 Algeria 7.50 2015
95 Canada 7.40 2015
95 Czech Republic 7.40 2015
95 Germany 7.40 2015
98 New Zealand 7.30 2015
98 Hungary 7.30 2015
100 Korea 7.20 2015
100 Timor-Leste 7.20 2015
100 Denmark 7.20 2015
103 Thailand 7.10 2015
103 Moldova 7.10 2015
105 Haiti 6.90 2015
105 Peru 6.90 2015
105 Congo 6.90 2015
105 Philippines 6.90 2015
105 Austria 6.90 2015
110 Myanmar 6.80 2015
111 Uzbekistan 6.60 2015
112 Indonesia 6.50 2015
112 Azerbaijan 6.50 2015
112 Cameroon 6.50 2015
112 Ukraine 6.50 2015
116 Dem. Rep. Congo 6.40 2015
116 Kazakhstan 6.40 2015
116 Turkmenistan 6.40 2015
116 Georgia 6.40 2015
116 Armenia 6.40 2015
116 Tajikistan 6.40 2015
116 Liechtenstein 6.40 2015
123 San Marino 6.30 2015
123 Central African Republic 6.30 2015
123 Kyrgyz Republic 6.30 2015
126 Poland 6.20 2015
127 Iceland 6.10 2015
127 Uruguay 6.10 2015
127 Switzerland 6.10 2015
130 Vietnam 6.00 2015
130 Argentina 6.00 2015
130 Norway 6.00 2015
130 Finland 6.00 2015
134 Bulgaria 5.90 2015
135 Monaco 5.70 2015
135 Japan 5.70 2015
135 Chad 5.70 2015
138 Botswana 5.60 2015
138 Croatia 5.60 2015
140 Netherlands 5.50 2015
141 Mongolia 5.40 2015
141 Latvia 5.40 2015
143 France 5.30 2015
143 Belarus 5.30 2015
145 Greece 5.20 2015
146 Somalia 5.10 2015
146 Yemen 5.10 2015
146 Belgium 5.10 2015
146 Australia 5.10 2015
146 Italy 5.10 2015
151 Togo 4.80 2015
152 Sweden 4.70 2015
152 United Kingdom 4.70 2015
152 Luxembourg 4.70 2015
155 Ireland 4.40 2015
155 Estonia 4.40 2015
155 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4.40 2015
158 Namibia 4.20 2015
159 Tanzania 4.10 2015
159 Angola 4.10 2015
159 Zambia 4.10 2015
159 Rwanda 4.10 2015
163 Lithuania 4.00 2015
163 Madagascar 4.00 2015
165 Lesotho 3.90 2015
165 Zimbabwe 3.90 2015
167 Swaziland 3.80 2015
168 Nepal 3.70 2015
169 Lao PDR 3.60 2015
169 Malawi 3.60 2015
169 Eritrea 3.60 2015
172 Ethiopia 3.40 2015
173 Uganda 3.10 2015
174 Cambodia 3.00 2015
175 Burundi 2.70 2015
176 Mozambique 2.60 2015
177 Kenya 2.40 2015
178 Mauritania 2.30 2015
178 Liberia 2.30 2015
178 Côte d'Ivoire 2.30 2015
178 Ghana 2.30 2015
178 Nigeria 2.30 2015
178 São Tomé and Principe 2.30 2015
178 Cabo Verde 2.30 2015
185 Burkina Faso 2.20 2015
185 Guinea-Bissau 2.20 2015
185 Niger 2.20 2015
185 Guinea 2.20 2015
185 Mali 2.20 2015
185 Sierra Leone 2.20 2015
185 Senegal 2.20 2015
192 The Gambia 2.00 2015
193 Benin 0.80 2015

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Limitations and Exceptions: The limited availability of data on health status is a major constraint in assessing the health situation in developing countries. Surveillance data are lacking for many major public health concerns. Estimates of prevalence and incidence are available for some diseases but are often unreliable and incomplete. National health authorities differ widely in capacity and willingness to collect or report information.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Diabetes, an important cause of ill health and a risk factor for other diseases in developed countries, is spreading rapidly in developing countries. Highest among the elderly, prevalence rates are rising among younger and productive populations in developing countries. Economic development has led to the spread of Western lifestyles and diet to developing countries, resulting in a substantial increase in diabetes. Without effective prevention and control programs, diabetes will likely continue to increase. Data are estimated based on sample surveys.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual