Colombia

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Around three-quarters of the population in Colombia live in urban areas and that proportion is expected to rise to 85% in the coming 40 years.1 Armed conflicts have accelerated the pace of rural-urban migration, with many thousands of people forced out of rural communities in into the cities in search of safety. The urban environments tend not to promote a healthful lifestyle; cities impose potentially damaging behaviours, including sedentarism and poor-quality diet, on growing numbers of inhabitants – with consequent effects on societal health.

1. Aschner P. Epidemiology of diabetes in Colombia. Av Diabetol 2010; 26: 95-100.


Capital city (1): 
Bogota
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
45,70
Urban population (1): 
75,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
1,70%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
75,00
GDP per capita (1): 
11.000
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
4,00%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
11,90%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
23,70%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
7,30%
Incidence type 1 diabetes (0-14) per 100.000 (3): 
1,30
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
6,10%
Health expenditure (1): 
7,60%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
482,00 USD

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

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