Venezuela

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Venezuela is currently among the 50 countries with the highest rates of obesity and overweight. It is believed that within a decade, more than half of the 10 most obese nations will be in the Latin America – among them Venezuela. Obesity rates have risen considerably in Latin America since the 1980s, coinciding with an increase in consumption of processed foods. The numbers of people affected by obesity-related type 2 diabetes are expected to continue climbing.

According to WHO, diabetes is already the fourth cause of death in Venezuela behind heart disease, stroke and violence. Diabetes is responsible for 7% of total mortality.

 


Capital city (1): 
Caracas
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
28,50
Urban population (1): 
93,00%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
1,70%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
74,00
GDP per capita (1): 
13.800
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
5,50%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
26,60%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
34,80%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
10,40%
Incidence type 1 diabetes (0-14) per 100.000 (3): 
0,10
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
6,40%
Health expenditure (1): 
4,90%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
914,00 USD

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

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