Zimbabwe

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In the 34 poorest African countries, the cost of diabetes per person is more than double the average income. In 2010, an estimated 6% of all deaths in sub-Saharan Africa will be caused by diabetes – a three-fold increase over a decade. (Depressingly, IDF estimates that more than three quarters of people with diabetes in Africa are undiagnosed.) Unless major advances are made in the prevention of diabetes, the number of cases in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to reach 24 million by 2030 – twice the current figure.


Capital city (1): 
Harare
Population in 1.000.000 (1): 
12,00
Urban population (1): 
38,60%
Rate of urbanization per year (1): 
3,40%
Life expectancy in years (1): 
54,00
GDP per capita (1): 
600
GDP real growth rate (2012): 
4,40%
Men aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
2,80%
Women aged ≥20 years who are obese (2008) (2): 
13,80%
Diabetes comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
8,80%
IGT comparative prevalence WHO standard (2011) (3): 
5,70%
Mean diabetes-related expenditure per person with diabetes (3): 
54,00 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