Thailand

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Chronic disease could kill up to 4.2 million people annually in Southeast Asia by the year 2030, according to new research published in the UK medical journal, The Lancet.

More than 2.5 million people died from chronic diseases in Southeast Asia in 2005, 30% of whom were between 15 and 59 years old. The number of people diagnosed with diabetes quadrupled from 1970 to 2005, twice the rate of the USA in the same time period.1

1. Dans A, Ng N, Varghese C, et al. The rise of chronic non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia: time for action. Lancet 2011; 377: 680-9.


Capital city (1): 
Bangkok
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
67,50
Urban population (1): 
34,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
1,60%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
74,00
GDP per capita (1): 
10.300
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
6,40%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
4,90%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
11,80%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
6,30%
Incidence type 1 diabetes (0-14) per 100.000 (3): 
0,30
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
8,70%
Health expenditure (1): 
3,90%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
245,00 USD

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

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