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 Pakistan 19.90 2019
2 Malaysia 16.70 2019
3 United Arab Emirates 16.30 2019
4 Saudi Arabia 15.80 2019
5 Bahrain 15.60 2019
5 Qatar 15.60 2019
7 Syrian Arab Republic 13.50 2019
8 Brunei 13.30 2019
9 Jordan 12.70 2019
10 Kuwait 12.20 2019
11 Lebanon 11.20 2019
12 Turkey 11.10 2019
13 Sri Lanka 10.70 2019
14 India 10.40 2019
15 Bhutan 10.30 2019
16 Oman 10.10 2019
17 Israel 9.70 2019
18 Iran 9.60 2019
19 China 9.20 2019
19 Afghanistan 9.20 2019
19 Bangladesh 9.20 2019
22 Iraq 8.80 2019
23 Nepal 7.20 2019
24 Philippines 7.10 2019
25 Thailand 7.00 2019
26 Korea 6.90 2019
27 Timor-Leste 6.70 2019
28 Uzbekistan 6.50 2019
29 Cambodia 6.40 2019
29 Lao PDR 6.40 2019
29 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 6.40 2019
32 Indonesia 6.30 2019
33 Kazakhstan 6.10 2019
33 Kyrgyz Republic 6.10 2019
33 Armenia 6.10 2019
33 Azerbaijan 6.10 2019
33 Russia 6.10 2019
33 Tajikistan 6.10 2019
33 Turkmenistan 6.10 2019
40 Vietnam 6.00 2019
41 Georgia 5.80 2019
42 Japan 5.60 2019
43 Singapore 5.50 2019
44 Yemen 5.40 2019
45 Mongolia 4.70 2019
46 Hong Kong SAR, China 4.50 2019
47 Macao SAR, China 4.30 2019
48 Myanmar 3.90 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