USA

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With 11% of the adult population affected, the North America and Caribbean Region has the second-highest comparative prevalence of diabetes. There is a death attributable to diabetes approximately every seven seconds. The third highest number of deaths due to diabetes is in the USA, behind India and China, and ahead of the Russian Federation

In 1940, less than 20 years after the discovery of insulin, 28 physicians founded the American Diabetes Association. Since, the ADA has invested more than USD 600 million to funds almost 4,000 research projects dedicated to diabetes.

 


Capital city (1): 
Washington
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
316,70
Urban population (1): 
82,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
1,20%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
79,00
GDP per capita (1): 
50.700
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
2,20%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
30,20%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
33,20%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
9,40%
Incidence type 1 diabetes (0-14) per 100.000 (3): 
23,70
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
10,60%
Health expenditure (1): 
17,90%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
8.468,00 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