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 Tuvalu 27.25 2017
2 Nauru 24.07 2017
3 New Caledonia 23.36 2017
4 Kiribati 22.66 2017
5 Mauritius 22.02 2017
6 Solomon Islands 18.68 2017
7 Saudi Arabia 17.72 2017
8 Papua New Guinea 17.65 2017
9 Egypt 17.31 2017
10 United Arab Emirates 17.26 2017
11 Belize 17.11 2017
12 Malaysia 16.74 2017
13 Qatar 16.52 2017
13 Bahrain 16.52 2017
15 Palau 15.89 2017
16 Kuwait 15.84 2017
17 Sudan 15.67 2017
18 Tonga 15.42 2017
19 Fiji 14.49 2017
20 Barbados 13.57 2017
21 Cayman Islands 13.22 2017
22 The Bahamas 13.17 2017
22 Antigua and Barbuda 13.17 2017
24 Mexico 13.06 2017
25 Puerto Rico 12.90 2017
26 St. Kitts and Nevis 12.84 2017
27 Brunei 12.79 2017
28 Lebanon 12.71 2017
29 Oman 12.61 2017
30 Suriname 12.54 2017
31 Turkey 12.13 2017
32 Vanuatu 12.02 2017
33 Comoros 11.88 2017
34 Jordan 11.75 2017
35 Dominica 11.62 2017
35 St. Lucia 11.62 2017
35 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11.62 2017
35 Guyana 11.62 2017
39 Nicaragua 11.47 2017
40 Jamaica 11.28 2017
41 Singapore 10.99 2017
42 Trinidad and Tobago 10.97 2017
43 United States 10.79 2017
44 Grenada 10.71 2017
45 Sri Lanka 10.68 2017
46 Seychelles 10.55 2017
47 Libya 10.43 2017
48 India 10.39 2017
49 Guatemala 10.18 2017
50 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10.08 2017
50 Serbia 10.08 2017
50 Montenegro 10.08 2017
50 Albania 10.08 2017
50 Macedonia 10.08 2017
55 Portugal 9.85 2017
56 Bhutan 9.75 2017
57 Romania 9.74 2017
57 China 9.74 2017
59 Iran 9.59 2017
59 Afghanistan 9.59 2017
61 Cyprus 9.24 2017
62 Samoa 9.21 2017
63 El Salvador 8.87 2017
64 Malta 8.83 2017
64 Iraq 8.83 2017
66 Costa Rica 8.78 2017
67 Tunisia 8.52 2017
68 Chile 8.46 2017
69 Bangladesh 8.38 2017
70 Pakistan 8.35 2017
71 Hong Kong SAR, China 8.33 2017
71 Panama 8.33 2017
73 Germany 8.31 2017
74 Cuba 8.27 2017
74 Paraguay 8.27 2017
76 Syrian Arab Republic 8.23 2017
77 Dominican Republic 8.20 2017
78 Brazil 8.11 2017
79 New Zealand 8.08 2017
80 Andorra 7.97 2017
81 Equatorial Guinea 7.78 2017
82 Liechtenstein 7.77 2017
83 Uzbekistan 7.57 2017
84 Hungary 7.55 2017
85 Ethiopia 7.47 2017
86 Colombia 7.44 2017
87 Canada 7.37 2017
88 Slovak Republic 7.29 2017
89 Nepal 7.26 2017
90 Slovenia 7.25 2017
91 Honduras 7.21 2017
92 Gabon 7.20 2017
92 Cameroon 7.20 2017
92 Congo 7.20 2017
95 Spain 7.17 2017
96 Morocco 7.14 2017
97 Georgia 7.11 2017
97 Kazakhstan 7.11 2017
97 Turkmenistan 7.11 2017
97 Ukraine 7.11 2017
97 Kyrgyz Republic 7.11 2017
97 Tajikistan 7.11 2017
97 Armenia 7.11 2017
97 Azerbaijan 7.11 2017
105 Philippines 7.07 2017
106 Thailand 7.04 2017
107 Uruguay 6.93 2017
108 Bolivia 6.89 2017
109 Timor-Leste 6.86 2017
110 Czech Republic 6.82 2017
111 Korea 6.80 2017
112 Israel 6.74 2017
113 Algeria 6.73 2017
114 Haiti 6.65 2017
115 Venezuela 6.47 2017
116 Denmark 6.41 2017
117 Austria 6.35 2017
118 Indonesia 6.32 2017
119 Russia 6.18 2017
120 Togo 6.15 2017
121 Chad 6.10 2017
121 Dem. Rep. Congo 6.10 2017
121 Central African Republic 6.10 2017
124 Djibouti 6.05 2017
124 Burundi 6.05 2017
124 Somalia 6.05 2017
124 Eritrea 6.05 2017
128 Vietnam 6.00 2017
129 Peru 5.95 2017
130 Poland 5.91 2017
131 Bulgaria 5.81 2017
132 Finland 5.76 2017
133 Tanzania 5.75 2017
134 Japan 5.72 2017
134 Moldova 5.72 2017
136 San Marino 5.64 2017
137 Croatia 5.59 2017
137 Switzerland 5.59 2017
139 Ecuador 5.55 2017
140 South Africa 5.52 2017
141 Argentina 5.50 2017
142 Monaco 5.46 2017
143 Yemen 5.35 2017
144 Iceland 5.31 2017
144 Norway 5.31 2017
146 Netherlands 5.29 2017
147 Belarus 5.18 2017
148 Australia 5.07 2017
149 Ghana 4.97 2017
150 Latvia 4.91 2017
151 Mongolia 4.82 2017
152 Botswana 4.81 2017
153 Sweden 4.79 2017
154 Italy 4.78 2017
155 France 4.77 2017
156 Myanmar 4.61 2017
157 Greece 4.55 2017
158 Luxembourg 4.42 2017
159 Belgium 4.29 2017
160 Rwanda 4.28 2017
160 United Kingdom 4.28 2017
162 Estonia 4.02 2017
163 Cambodia 4.00 2017
163 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4.00 2017
163 Lao PDR 4.00 2017
166 Zambia 3.94 2017
166 Angola 3.94 2017
166 Swaziland 3.94 2017
166 Malawi 3.94 2017
166 Lesotho 3.94 2017
166 Madagascar 3.94 2017
166 Namibia 3.94 2017
173 Lithuania 3.67 2017
174 Mozambique 3.30 2017
175 Ireland 3.28 2017
176 Kenya 2.92 2017
177 Uganda 2.50 2017
178 Burkina Faso 2.42 2017
178 Cabo Verde 2.42 2017
178 Côte d'Ivoire 2.42 2017
178 Nigeria 2.42 2017
178 Niger 2.42 2017
178 São Tomé and Principe 2.42 2017
178 Mauritania 2.42 2017
178 Liberia 2.42 2017
178 Guinea-Bissau 2.42 2017
178 Mali 2.42 2017
178 Senegal 2.42 2017
178 Sierra Leone 2.42 2017
178 Guinea 2.42 2017
191 Greenland 2.16 2017
192 The Gambia 1.91 2017
193 Zimbabwe 1.82 2017
194 Benin 0.99 2017

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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