Australia

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Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease and the seventh leading cause of death by illness. It is estimated that one person is diagnosed every 5 minutes. The Australian Diabetes Council expects the number of people diagnosed with diabetes to rise beyond 3.6 million within the next five years.1

Indigenous Australians are 10 times as likely to develop diabetes compared with other Australians. At the turn of the current century, death rates from diabetes among
Indigenous Australians were almost 15 times higher than the general population.2

1. National Diabetes Service Scheme. Canberra, 2012 
2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Diabetes: Australian facts 2008. AIHW. Canberra, 2008.

 


Capital city (1): 
Canberra
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
22,00
Urban population (1): 
89,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
1,20%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
82,00
GDP per capita (1): 
43.300
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
3,60%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
25,20%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
24,90%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
9,60%
Incidence type 1 diabetes (0-14) per 100.000 (3): 
22,50
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
8,60%
Health expenditure (1): 
8,90%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
4.643,00 USD

(1): CIA factbook
(2): WHO 2008
(3): IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition annual update, 2012

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