Philippines

Did you know?

In 2010, there were 309,000 deaths related to non-communicable chronic diseases, including diabetes. Approximately a quarter of these deaths were people of working age (younger than 60 years).1

The Philippines is one of the world’s emerging diabetes hotspots. Ranked in the top 15 in the world for diabetes prevalence, Philippines is home to more than 4 million people diagnosed with the disease – and a worryingly large unknown number who are unaware they have diabetes.

1. www.who.int/en/


Capital city (1): 
Manila
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
105,70
Urban population (1): 
49,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
2,20%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
72,00
GDP per capita (1): 
4.500
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
6,60%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
4,50%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
8,30%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
9,70%
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
14,20%
Health expenditure (1): 
3,60%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
109,00 USD

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

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