South Africa

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According to IDF, there are nearly 2 million people with diabetes in South Africa1. Some sources estimate that number to be even higher. Such discrepancies are not surprising: it is estimated, perhaps optimistically, that in developing countries, including South Africa, less than half of people with diabetes are diagnosed. The Black community and people of Asian origin are at greatest risk.

1 International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas, 6th edition 2013

 


Capital city (1): 
Pretoria
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
48,60
Urban population (1): 
62,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
1,20%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
49,00
GDP per capita (1): 
11.600
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
2,50%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
23,20%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
42,80%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
7,00%
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
10,30%
Health expenditure (1): 
8,90%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
695,00 USD

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

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