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 16.50 2015
2 Barbados 13.60 2015
2 Antigua and Barbuda 13.60 2015
2 Trinidad and Tobago 13.60 2015
5 The Bahamas 13.20 2015
6 Cayman Islands 13.10 2015
7 St. Kitts and Nevis 13.00 2015
8 Dominica 12.60 2015
9 Puerto Rico 12.10 2015
10 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11.90 2015
11 Jamaica 11.50 2015
12 Grenada 11.40 2015
13 Guatemala 11.10 2015
14 St. Lucia 10.90 2015
15 Cuba 10.00 2015
16 Panama 9.80 2015
17 Nicaragua 9.20 2015
17 El Salvador 9.20 2015
17 Honduras 9.20 2015
20 Dominican Republic 8.80 2015
21 Costa Rica 8.50 2015
22 Haiti 6.90 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