Jordan

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Figures from the National Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics reflect disturbingly high rates of diabetes and obesity in Jordan. A recent study found that less than 20% of adults in the Kingdom are at a healthy weight.1

Overweight and obesity now hold fifth place among the global risks for mortality, counting for 44% of diabetes, 23% of the ischemic heart disease and up to 41% of some cancers. 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. Worryingly for our future generations, more than 40 million children worldwide under the age of five were overweight in 2010.2

1. http://thelevantpost.com/jordan/study-obesity-is-an-epidemic-in-jordan-2...
2. World Health Organization. Obesity and overweight. Fact sheet 311. WHO. Geneva, 2012.


Capital city (1): 
Amman
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
6,50
Urban population (1): 
83,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
2,20%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
80,00
GDP per capita (1): 
6.100
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
2,80%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
27,30%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
41,70%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
11,60%
Incidence type 1 diabetes (0-14) per 100.000 (3): 
3,20
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
8,20%
Health expenditure (1): 
8,00%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
545,00 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