Worldwide diabetes trends in studies of 4·4 million
One of the global targets for non-communicable diseases is to halt the rise in the adult prevalence of diabetes at its 2010 levels.
Datasets from studies on 4 372 000 adults from 146 countries estimated worldwide trends in diabetes, how likely it is for countries to achieve the global target, and how changes in prevalence, together with population growth and ageing, are affecting the number of adults with diabetes.
Results show that the number of adults with diabetes in the world increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.
Age-standardised adult diabetes prevalence in 2014 was lowest in northwestern Europe, and highest in Polynesia and Micronesia, at nearly 25%, followed by Melanesia and the Middle East and north Africa.
Interactive data visualisations
The NCD Risk Factor Collaboration website includes interactive data visualisations and maps comparing diabetes prevalence from 1980-2014 and projections for 2025. © NCD Risk Factor Collaboration. Open Access article distributed under the terms of CC BY.
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) is a network of health scientists around the world that provides rigorous and timely data on
risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for 200 countries and territories.
The group works closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), through the WHO Collaborating Centre on NCD Surveillance and Epidemiology at Imperial College London. NCD-RisC pools high-quality population-based data using advanced statistical methods, designed specifically for analysing NCD risk factors. The Collaboration currently has data from over 2,000 population-based surveys from 186 countries since 1957, with nearly 25 million participants whose risk factor levels have been measured.
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: a pooled analysis of 751 population-based studies with 4·4 million participants.Lancet 2016; 387: 1513–30 Published Online April 6, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00618-8 NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)
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