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

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.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Kuwait 20.00 2015
1 Qatar 20.00 2015
1 Saudi Arabia 20.00 2015
4 Bahrain 19.60 2015
5 United Arab Emirates 19.30 2015
6 Oman 14.80 2015
7 Lebanon 13.00 2015
8 Turkey 12.80 2015
9 Jordan 11.70 2015
10 Iran 10.10 2015
11 Iraq 9.30 2015
12 Afghanistan 8.80 2015
13 Pakistan 8.10 2015
13 Syrian Arab Republic 8.10 2015
15 Israel 7.50 2015
16 Uzbekistan 6.60 2015
17 Tajikistan 6.40 2015
17 Turkmenistan 6.40 2015
19 Kyrgyz Republic 6.30 2015
20 Yemen 5.10 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