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

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 Palau 20.90 2015
2 New Caledonia 19.60 2015
3 Kiribati 18.60 2015
4 Tuvalu 17.30 2015
5 Vanuatu 16.60 2015
6 Solomon Islands 16.40 2015
7 Papua New Guinea 15.30 2015
8 Fiji 13.80 2015
9 Tonga 13.70 2015
10 Samoa 7.90 2015
11 New Zealand 7.30 2015
12 Australia 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