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 12.80 2015
2 Montenegro 10.50 2015
3 Macedonia 10.30 2015
3 Albania 10.30 2015
3 Serbia 10.30 2015
6 Portugal 9.90 2015
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.90 2015
6 Malta 9.90 2015
9 Cyprus 9.60 2015
10 Andorra 8.50 2015
11 Romania 8.40 2015
12 Slovak Republic 7.80 2015
12 Slovenia 7.80 2015
14 Spain 7.70 2015
15 Czech Republic 7.40 2015
15 Germany 7.40 2015
17 Hungary 7.30 2015
18 Denmark 7.20 2015
19 Moldova 7.10 2015
20 Austria 6.90 2015
21 Ukraine 6.50 2015
22 Liechtenstein 6.40 2015
23 San Marino 6.30 2015
24 Poland 6.20 2015
25 Iceland 6.10 2015
25 Switzerland 6.10 2015
27 Finland 6.00 2015
27 Norway 6.00 2015
29 Bulgaria 5.90 2015
30 Monaco 5.70 2015
31 Croatia 5.60 2015
32 Netherlands 5.50 2015
33 Latvia 5.40 2015
34 France 5.30 2015
34 Belarus 5.30 2015
36 Greece 5.20 2015
37 Belgium 5.10 2015
37 Italy 5.10 2015
39 Luxembourg 4.70 2015
39 United Kingdom 4.70 2015
39 Sweden 4.70 2015
42 Estonia 4.40 2015
42 Ireland 4.40 2015
44 Lithuania 4.00 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