Diabetes prevalence (% of population ages 20 to 79) - Country Ranking - Central America & the Caribbean

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 Belize 17.11 2017
2 Barbados 13.57 2017
3 Cayman Islands 13.22 2017
4 Antigua and Barbuda 13.17 2017
4 The Bahamas 13.17 2017
6 Puerto Rico 12.90 2017
7 St. Kitts and Nevis 12.84 2017
8 St. Lucia 11.62 2017
8 Dominica 11.62 2017
8 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11.62 2017
11 Nicaragua 11.47 2017
12 Jamaica 11.28 2017
13 Trinidad and Tobago 10.97 2017
14 Grenada 10.71 2017
15 Guatemala 10.18 2017
16 El Salvador 8.87 2017
17 Costa Rica 8.78 2017
18 Panama 8.33 2017
19 Cuba 8.27 2017
20 Dominican Republic 8.20 2017
21 Honduras 7.21 2017
22 Haiti 6.65 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