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 Kiribati 22.50 2019
2 Tuvalu 22.10 2019
2 Sudan 22.10 2019
4 Mauritius 22.00 2019
5 New Caledonia 21.80 2019
6 Pakistan 19.90 2019
7 Solomon Islands 19.00 2019
8 Palau 17.90 2019
8 Papua New Guinea 17.90 2019
10 Egypt 17.20 2019
11 Belize 17.10 2019
12 Malaysia 16.70 2019
13 United Arab Emirates 16.30 2019
14 Saudi Arabia 15.80 2019
15 Tonga 15.70 2019
16 Qatar 15.60 2019
16 Bahrain 15.60 2019
18 Fiji 14.70 2019
19 Puerto Rico 13.70 2019
20 Mexico 13.50 2019
20 Syrian Arab Republic 13.50 2019
22 Barbados 13.40 2019
23 Brunei 13.30 2019
23 St. Kitts and Nevis 13.30 2019
25 Antigua and Barbuda 13.10 2019
26 Jordan 12.70 2019
26 South Africa 12.70 2019
28 Suriname 12.50 2019
29 Comoros 12.30 2019
29 Seychelles 12.30 2019
31 Kuwait 12.20 2019
32 Nauru 12.00 2019
33 Vanuatu 11.90 2019
34 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11.60 2019
34 Guyana 11.60 2019
34 St. Lucia 11.60 2019
34 Dominica 11.60 2019
38 Nicaragua 11.40 2019
39 Jamaica 11.30 2019
40 Lebanon 11.20 2019
41 Turkey 11.10 2019
42 Trinidad and Tobago 11.00 2019
43 United States 10.80 2019
44 Sri Lanka 10.70 2019
44 Grenada 10.70 2019
46 India 10.40 2019
46 Brazil 10.40 2019
46 Germany 10.40 2019
49 Bhutan 10.30 2019
50 Libya 10.20 2019
51 Oman 10.10 2019
52 Guatemala 10.00 2019
53 Portugal 9.80 2019
54 Israel 9.70 2019
55 Cuba 9.60 2019
55 Paraguay 9.60 2019
55 Iran 9.60 2019
58 Liechtenstein 9.40 2019
59 North Macedonia 9.30 2019
60 Samoa 9.20 2019
60 China 9.20 2019
60 Afghanistan 9.20 2019
60 Bangladesh 9.20 2019
64 Costa Rica 9.10 2019
65 Albania 9.00 2019
65 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.00 2019
65 Montenegro 9.00 2019
65 Cyprus 9.00 2019
65 Serbia 9.00 2019
70 Iraq 8.80 2019
70 El Salvador 8.80 2019
70 The Bahamas 8.80 2019
73 Chile 8.60 2019
73 Dominican Republic 8.60 2019
75 Tunisia 8.50 2019
76 Malta 8.30 2019
76 Denmark 8.30 2019
78 Panama 7.70 2019
78 Andorra 7.70 2019
80 Canada 7.60 2019
81 Colombia 7.40 2019
82 Honduras 7.30 2019
82 Uruguay 7.30 2019
82 Burkina Faso 7.30 2019
85 Nepal 7.20 2019
86 Mauritania 7.10 2019
86 Philippines 7.10 2019
88 Thailand 7.00 2019
88 Morocco 7.00 2019
88 Venezuela 7.00 2019
88 Czech Republic 7.00 2019
92 Hungary 6.90 2019
92 Spain 6.90 2019
92 Romania 6.90 2019
92 Korea 6.90 2019
96 Cayman Islands 6.80 2019
96 Bolivia 6.80 2019
98 Timor-Leste 6.70 2019
98 Haiti 6.70 2019
98 Algeria 6.70 2019
101 Austria 6.60 2019
101 Peru 6.60 2019
103 Slovak Republic 6.50 2019
103 Uzbekistan 6.50 2019
105 Cambodia 6.40 2019
105 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 6.40 2019
105 Lao PDR 6.40 2019
108 Indonesia 6.30 2019
109 New Zealand 6.20 2019
110 Poland 6.10 2019
110 Ukraine 6.10 2019
110 Kazakhstan 6.10 2019
110 Russia 6.10 2019
110 Turkmenistan 6.10 2019
110 Armenia 6.10 2019
110 Azerbaijan 6.10 2019
110 Kyrgyz Republic 6.10 2019
110 Tajikistan 6.10 2019
119 Bulgaria 6.00 2019
119 Equatorial Guinea 6.00 2019
119 Congo 6.00 2019
119 Central African Republic 6.00 2019
119 Gabon 6.00 2019
119 Vietnam 6.00 2019
119 Cameroon 6.00 2019
119 Dem. Rep. Congo 6.00 2019
119 Chad 6.00 2019
128 Slovenia 5.90 2019
128 San Marino 5.90 2019
128 Argentina 5.90 2019
131 Botswana 5.80 2019
131 Georgia 5.80 2019
131 Iceland 5.80 2019
134 Moldova 5.70 2019
134 Tanzania 5.70 2019
134 Switzerland 5.70 2019
137 Australia 5.60 2019
137 Japan 5.60 2019
137 Finland 5.60 2019
140 Singapore 5.50 2019
140 Ecuador 5.50 2019
142 Yemen 5.40 2019
142 Croatia 5.40 2019
142 Netherlands 5.40 2019
145 Norway 5.30 2019
146 Djibouti 5.10 2019
146 Somalia 5.10 2019
146 Eritrea 5.10 2019
146 Rwanda 5.10 2019
146 Burundi 5.10 2019
151 Belarus 5.00 2019
151 Italy 5.00 2019
151 Luxembourg 5.00 2019
151 Latvia 5.00 2019
155 France 4.80 2019
155 Sweden 4.80 2019
157 Mongolia 4.70 2019
157 Greece 4.70 2019
159 Belgium 4.60 2019
160 Lesotho 4.50 2019
160 Hong Kong SAR, China 4.50 2019
160 Namibia 4.50 2019
160 Zambia 4.50 2019
160 Eswatini 4.50 2019
160 Madagascar 4.50 2019
160 Angola 4.50 2019
160 Malawi 4.50 2019
168 Ethiopia 4.30 2019
168 Macao SAR, China 4.30 2019
170 Estonia 4.20 2019
171 Myanmar 3.90 2019
171 United Kingdom 3.90 2019
173 Lithuania 3.80 2019
174 Mozambique 3.30 2019
175 Ireland 3.20 2019
176 Kenya 3.10 2019
176 Nigeria 3.10 2019
178 Monaco 2.90 2019
179 Ghana 2.50 2019
179 Uganda 2.50 2019
181 Mali 2.40 2019
181 Senegal 2.40 2019
181 Togo 2.40 2019
181 Liberia 2.40 2019
181 Guinea 2.40 2019
181 Sierra Leone 2.40 2019
181 Côte d'Ivoire 2.40 2019
181 Cabo Verde 2.40 2019
181 Guinea-Bissau 2.40 2019
181 Niger 2.40 2019
181 São Tomé and Principe 2.40 2019
192 Greenland 2.10 2019
193 The Gambia 1.90 2019
194 Zimbabwe 1.80 2019
195 Benin 1.00 2019

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Development Relevance: 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.

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.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual