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  • 12 March, 2021

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Data on Diabetes

Data on Diabetes

  • India has second highest number of diabetes patients aged 20-79 yrs as of 2019- WHO.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated the global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age as 8.5% in 2014.
  • There are estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in adult population of India.
  • The prevalence in urban areas ranges between 10.9% and 14.2% and prevalence in rural India was 3.0-7.8% among population aged 20 years and above with a much higher prevalence among individuals aged over 50 years (INDIAB Study).
  • Diabetes is a major public health problem in India with an estimated 7crore adults with diabetes and half as many with prediabetes.
  • Over half remain undiagnosed till late complications set in.
  • Data of Hyperglycemia in pregnancy
  • The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that up to 25% of pregnancies in South Asia may be affected by hyperglycemia in pregnancy
  • In India it varies from about 10% in rural areas to about 30% in urban areas.
  • Given that there are approximately 2.7 crore to 3 crore pregnancies each year in India and assuming a modest gestational diabetes rate of 10%, this means that about 27 lakh to 30 lakh women develop it each year.

Source: TH

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