Fiji

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The rate of diabetes in Fiji is among the highest in the world. Estimates range between one in five and one in four people affected by the disease. A diabetes-related amputation is carried out by surgeons in Fiji every 12 hours. It is estimated also that 33% of patients on the surgical wards are people with diabetes.

Fiji is bearing a particularly heavy burden in financial terms. In Pacific islands, including Fiji, the costs of diabetes are increased considerably by the need for “offshore expenditure” – where facilities for care are not available on the island – much of which is spent on diabetes-related complications.

 


Capital city (1): 
Suva
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
0,90
Urban population (1): 
52,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
1,30%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
71,80
GDP per capita (1): 
4.900
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
2,10%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
21,30%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
42,20%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
10,90%
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
11,00%
Health expenditure (1): 
4,90%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
230,00 USD

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

Bridges is an International Diabetes Programme supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes