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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Diabetes

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Diabetes

The information below shows a list of types of Diabetes, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Diabetes (overall) approx 1 in 17 or 5.88% or 16 million people in USA 15,999,999 16 million Americans with 10.3 million diagnosed and 8.1 million women (NWHIC); 65 per 1000 - NHIS95; 8 million - perhaps 16 million if include not-yet-diagnosed.
Type 1 diabetes approx 1 in 800 or 0.12% or 340,000 people in USA 340,000 1-in-800 (NIAID)
Type 2 diabetes approx 1 in 17 or 5.88% or 16 million people in USA 15,999,999 16 million Americans (NWHIC, includes undiagnosed); 7.2 million (actually diagnosed)
Impaired glucose tolerance approx 1 in 6 or 15.07% or 41 million people in USA 40,999,999 estimated 41 million people aged 40-74 have pre-diabetes in the US 1988-94 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
Gestational diabetes N/A N/A No information
MODY diabetes N/A N/A No information
Malnutrition-Related Diabetes N/A N/A No information
Secondary diabetes N/A N/A No information
Lipoatrophic diabetes N/A N/A No information
Transient diabetes mellitus N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Diabetes

Prevalance of Diabetes:

16 million Americans with 10.3 million diagnosed and 8.1 million women (NWHIC); 65 per 1000 - NHIS95; 8 million - perhaps 16 million if include not-yet-diagnosed.


Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 17 or 5.88% or 16 million people in USA [about data]

Worldwide prevalence of Diabetes:

135 million cases worldwide 1995


Prevalance of Diabetes:

According to recent estimates, the prevalence of diabetes in the United States is predicted to be 8.9 percent of the population by 2025. (Source: excerpt from Diabetes Overview: NIDDK) ... About 16 million Americans have diabetes, but only about 10 million have been diagnosed. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Diabetes: CDC-OC)

Prevelance statistics about Diabetes:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Diabetes:

  • 18.2 million people have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Estimated 6.3% of population have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Estimated 13 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Estimated 5.2 million people have undiagnosed diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Diabetes prevalence for age groups in the USA:
    • 8.7% of all people over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 18.3% of all people over 60 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 18 million people over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 8.6 million people over 60 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 8.7 million men over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 9.3 million women over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 8.7% of all men over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 8.7% of all women over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • US diabetes prevalence by race statistics:
    • 12.5 million non-Hispanic whites over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 8.4% of all non-Hispanic whites over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 2.7 million non-Hispanic blacks over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 11.4% of all non-Hispanic blacks over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 2.0 million Hispanic/Latino Americans over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 8.2% of all Hispanic/Latino Americans over 20 have diabetes in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • Hispanic/Latino Americans are 1.5 times more likely to have diabetes than non-Hispanic whites in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • Non-Hispanic blacks are 1.6 times more likely to have diabetes than non-Hispanic whites in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • American Indians and Alaska Natives are 2.3 times more likely to have diabetes than non-Hispanic whites in the US 2002 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
    • 2.8 million African American cases in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
    • African Americans twice as likely as whites in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
    • 13% of all African Americans in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
    • 27% higher rate in African Americans than whites in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • Diabetes prevalence statistics for Canada:
    • 3% of women in Canada 1996/97 (Statistics Canada, National Population Health Survey, Health Canada, 1996/97)
    • 4% of men in Canada 1996/97 (Statistics Canada, National Population Health Survey, Health Canada, 1996/97)
    • 10% of population over 65 in Canada (Health Canada)
  • Diabetes prevalence statistics for Australia:
    • Diabetes affects more than 4% of Australians (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2003)
    • Diabetes affects up to 30% of aboriginals in certain communities in Australia (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2003)
    • Diabetes affects at least 10% of the elderly in Australia (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2003)
    • Estimated 1 million cases in Australia (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2003)
  • Number of cases of diabetes expected to increase in developing countries by 170% from 1995 to 2025 (King H, et al. Global Burden of Diabetes - Diabetes Care, 1998)
  • Number of cases of diabetes expected to increase in developed countries by 42% from 1995 to 2025 (King H, et al. Global Burden of Diabetes - Diabetes Care, 1998)
  • Estimated 1.35 million diagnosed cases of diabetes in the UK 2003 (Coronary Heart Disease Statistics, British Heart Foundation, 2003)
  • 4% of population worldwide 1995 (King H, et al. Global Burden of Diabetes - Diabetes Care, 1998)
  • Estimated 16 million diagnosed and undiagnosed cases of diabetes in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 10.3 million diagnosed cases of diabetes in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 8.1 million diagnosed cases in women in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • About 80% of diagnosed cases of diabetes occur in women in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Diabetes prevalence statistics for Australia:
    • Estimated 1 million people had diabetes in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • Half of the estimated 1 million people with diabetes were unaware of that they had it in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.0% of population self-reported having diabetes in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 2.9% of female population self-reported having diabetes in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 3.0% of male population self-reported having diabetes in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 554,000 people self-reported having diabetes in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 272,000 men self-reported having diabetes in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 283,000 women self-reported having diabetes in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • Estimated 7.6% of population had diabetes (including undiagnosed diabetes) in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 8.7% of male population have diabetes (including undiagnosed diabetes) in Australia 1999-2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 6.7% of female population have diabetes (including undiagnosed diabetes) in Australia 1999-2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 14 Indigenous women per 100,000 population have diabetes in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 8 Indigenous men per 100,000 population have diabetes in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • Prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled in the past two decades in Australia (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • Self-reported cases of diabetes is nearly 4 times higher for Indigenous Australians than other Australians 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 13.0 million noninstitutionalised adults had diagnosed diabetes in the US 2001 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 6.4% of noninstitutionalised adults had diagnosed diabetes in the US 2001 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 106,400 home health care patients had diabetes as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 7.9% of home health care patients had diabetes as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 279,300 nursing home residents had diabetes as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 17.2% of nursing home residents had diabetes as a primary diagnosis in the US 2000 (National Home and Hospice Care Survey, NCHS, CDC)

Types of Diabetes

For more information about types of Diabetes, refer to our section on types of Diabetes.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Diabetes usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Diabetes at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Diabetes is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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