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 Saudi Arabia 17.72 2017
2 United Arab Emirates 17.26 2017
3 Malaysia 16.74 2017
4 Qatar 16.52 2017
4 Bahrain 16.52 2017
6 Kuwait 15.84 2017
7 Brunei 12.79 2017
8 Lebanon 12.71 2017
9 Oman 12.61 2017
10 Turkey 12.13 2017
11 Jordan 11.75 2017
12 Singapore 10.99 2017
13 Sri Lanka 10.68 2017
14 India 10.39 2017
15 Bhutan 9.75 2017
16 China 9.74 2017
17 Afghanistan 9.59 2017
17 Iran 9.59 2017
19 Iraq 8.83 2017
20 Bangladesh 8.38 2017
21 Pakistan 8.35 2017
22 Hong Kong SAR, China 8.33 2017
23 Syrian Arab Republic 8.23 2017
24 Uzbekistan 7.57 2017
25 Nepal 7.26 2017
26 Kazakhstan 7.11 2017
26 Kyrgyz Republic 7.11 2017
26 Armenia 7.11 2017
26 Azerbaijan 7.11 2017
26 Georgia 7.11 2017
26 Tajikistan 7.11 2017
26 Turkmenistan 7.11 2017
33 Philippines 7.07 2017
34 Thailand 7.04 2017
35 Timor-Leste 6.86 2017
36 Korea 6.80 2017
37 Israel 6.74 2017
38 Indonesia 6.32 2017
39 Russia 6.18 2017
40 Vietnam 6.00 2017
41 Japan 5.72 2017
42 Yemen 5.35 2017
43 Mongolia 4.82 2017
44 Myanmar 4.61 2017
45 Cambodia 4.00 2017
45 Lao PDR 4.00 2017
45 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4.00 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