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

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 Kuwait 20.00 2015
1 Qatar 20.00 2015
1 Saudi Arabia 20.00 2015
4 Bahrain 19.60 2015
5 United Arab Emirates 19.30 2015
6 Malaysia 17.90 2015
7 Oman 14.80 2015
8 Brunei 13.70 2015
9 Lebanon 13.00 2015
10 Turkey 12.80 2015
11 Jordan 11.70 2015
12 Singapore 10.50 2015
13 Iran 10.10 2015
14 China 9.80 2015
15 Bhutan 9.30 2015
15 Iraq 9.30 2015
15 India 9.30 2015
18 Russia 9.20 2015
19 Afghanistan 8.80 2015
20 Bangladesh 8.30 2015
21 Pakistan 8.10 2015
21 Syrian Arab Republic 8.10 2015
23 Sri Lanka 8.00 2015
23 Macao SAR, China 8.00 2015
23 Hong Kong SAR, China 8.00 2015
26 Israel 7.50 2015
27 Korea 7.20 2015
27 Timor-Leste 7.20 2015
29 Thailand 7.10 2015
30 Philippines 6.90 2015
31 Myanmar 6.80 2015
32 Uzbekistan 6.60 2015
33 Indonesia 6.50 2015
33 Azerbaijan 6.50 2015
35 Armenia 6.40 2015
35 Georgia 6.40 2015
35 Kazakhstan 6.40 2015
35 Tajikistan 6.40 2015
35 Turkmenistan 6.40 2015
40 Kyrgyz Republic 6.30 2015
41 Vietnam 6.00 2015
42 Japan 5.70 2015
43 Mongolia 5.40 2015
44 Yemen 5.10 2015
45 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4.40 2015
46 Nepal 3.70 2015
47 Lao PDR 3.60 2015
48 Cambodia 3.00 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