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Diseases » Chronic Illness » Country Statistics

Statistics by Country for Chronic Illness

Prevalance of Chronic Illness:

90 million people in USA (CDC)

Prevalance Rate for Chronic Illness:

approx 1 in 3 or 33.09% or 90 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Chronic Illness to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Chronic Illness to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Chronic Illness are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Chronic Illness in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Chronic Illness in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 97,165,387 293,655,4051
Canada 10,756,281 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 34,729,276 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Chronic Illness in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 90,312 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 4,725,197 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 1,773,449 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Chronic Illness in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 1,289,766 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Chronic Illness in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 60,915,805 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 5,235,867 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 13,999,888 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 2,048,614 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 9,113,924 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 8,277,811 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Chronic Illness in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 1,791,195 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 1,725,389 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 97,268 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 2,973,441 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Chronic Illness in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 19,942,512 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 3,424,061 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 19,993,304 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 1,313,456 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 153,095 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 10,677 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 5,399,403 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 19,942,512 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 965,514 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Chronic Illness in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 2,704,884 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 412,338 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 27,272,847 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 3,319,535 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 11,063 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 12,780,776 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 1,794,562 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 665,560 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 2,465,360 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Chronic Illness in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 3,411,568 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 443,932 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 763,115 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 1,193,790 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 47,638,473 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 15,793,701 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Chronic Illness in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 2,603,509 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 1,553,125 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 3,482,253 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 13,328,198 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Chronic Illness in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 3,523,079 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 19,210,193 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Chronic Illness in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 1,172,914 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 134,870 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 2,487,564 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 1,487,934 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 675,028 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 7,397,057 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 3,582,099 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Chronic Illness in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 910,361 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Chronic Illness in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 5,010,784 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 2,320,000 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 8,738,740 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Chronic Illness in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 429,765,740 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 2,268,239 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 42,132,241 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 147,337 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 7,510,219 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 15,959,699 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 7,527,519 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Chronic Illness in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 22,795,780 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Chronic Illness in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 9,434,672 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 46,767,067 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 723,166 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 352,413,054 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 52,675,256 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 6,586,267 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Chronic Illness in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 337,252 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 78,899,870 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 2,007,832 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 7,783,173 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 28,535,854 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 1,440,626 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 21,462,856 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 27,351,660 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Chronic Illness in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 438,416 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 22,335,618 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 8,396,037 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 2,051,142 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 1,856,647 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 746,983 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 1,249,814 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 8,535,420 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 5,961,465 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 835,118 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 764,736 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 6,625,874 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Chronic Illness in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 25,185,910 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 1,863,392 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 12,953,435 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Chronic Illness in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 991,998 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 6,868,135 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 1,121,901 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 3,759,001 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 5,873,279 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 3,590,783 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 1,946,874 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Chronic Illness in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 1,238,321 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 3,156,135 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 19,296,075 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 2,726,031 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Chronic Illness in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 23,604,011 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 10,913,197 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 2,747,845 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 11,935,190 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 8,732,070 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Chronic Illness in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 3,632,608 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 542,392 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 14,707,213 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 386,881 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 3,648,206 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 1,214,953 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Chronic Illness in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 6,588,907 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 1,321,483 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 1,793,474 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Chronic Illness:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Chronic Illness are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Chronic Illness statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Chronic Illness in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Chronic Illness:

The word 'prevalence' of Chronic Illness usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Chronic Illness at any given time (i.e. people with Chronic Illness). The term 'incidence' of Chronic Illness means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Chronic Illness diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Chronic Illness). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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