Egypt

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The Middle East and Northern Africa has the highest prevalence of diabetes as a world region, with five countries making the top 10 ranking. In Egypt, 42% of people with diabetes experience early-stage eye disease and 5% of people with the condition are legally blind.

IDF estimates that there are currently 34 million people living with diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa1. Without concerted action throughout the region to tackle risk factors that are fuelling the epidemic of type 2 diabetes, that number is set to almost double by 2030.

1. International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition 2012 update


Capital city (1): 
Cairo
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
85,00
Urban population (1): 
48,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
2,00%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
73,00
GDP per capita (1): 
6.700
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
2,20%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
22,50%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
46,30%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
16,60%
Incidence type 1 diabetes (0-14) per 100.000 (3): 
8,00
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
7,40%
Health expenditure (1): 
4,70%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
136,00 USD

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

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