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

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 Turkey 12.13 2017
2 Serbia 10.08 2017
2 Albania 10.08 2017
2 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10.08 2017
2 Macedonia 10.08 2017
2 Montenegro 10.08 2017
7 Portugal 9.85 2017
8 Romania 9.74 2017
9 Cyprus 9.24 2017
10 Malta 8.83 2017
11 Germany 8.31 2017
12 Andorra 7.97 2017
13 Liechtenstein 7.77 2017
14 Hungary 7.55 2017
15 Slovak Republic 7.29 2017
16 Slovenia 7.25 2017
17 Spain 7.17 2017
18 Ukraine 7.11 2017
19 Czech Republic 6.82 2017
20 Denmark 6.41 2017
21 Austria 6.35 2017
22 Poland 5.91 2017
23 Bulgaria 5.81 2017
24 Finland 5.76 2017
25 Moldova 5.72 2017
26 San Marino 5.64 2017
27 Croatia 5.59 2017
27 Switzerland 5.59 2017
29 Monaco 5.46 2017
30 Iceland 5.31 2017
30 Norway 5.31 2017
32 Netherlands 5.29 2017
33 Belarus 5.18 2017
34 Latvia 4.91 2017
35 Sweden 4.79 2017
36 Italy 4.78 2017
37 France 4.77 2017
38 Greece 4.55 2017
39 Luxembourg 4.42 2017
40 Belgium 4.29 2017
41 United Kingdom 4.28 2017
42 Estonia 4.02 2017
43 Lithuania 3.67 2017
44 Ireland 3.28 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