Jordan

Jordan is one of the 19 countries and territories of the IDF MENA region.

415 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 35.4 million people in the MENA Region; by 2040 this will rise to 72.1 million.

There were 374,100 cases of diabetes in Jordan in 2015.

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Diabetes in Jordan - 2015

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)

4,100

Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes

3,075

Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)

9.1

Mean healthcare expenditures due to diabetes per person with diabetes (USD)

563.1

Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s) 374.1 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 153.6

Jordan vs world prevalence of diabetes

The figure describes which age groups in the population have the highest proportions of diabetes. The dotted line is the distribution of diabetes prevalence by age for the world; the black line is the distribution for the region; and the country distribution is plotted in the red line. Many middle- and low-income countries have more people under the age of 60 with diabetes compared to the world average. Meanwhile, for high-income countries, a growing population over the age of 60 makes up the largest proportion of diabetes prevalence.

More information on Jordan is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

Diabetes Scorecard in Jordan

IDF in partnership with its member associations developed the first Global Diabetes Scorecard designed to track the progress that national governments are making on diabetes and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Data have been collected and countries measured on their actions in six critical areas : National diabetes plans and policies; Health systems and access to care; Monitoring and surveillance systems; Government budgeting and finance for diabetes; Engagement and rights; National adoption of the global monitoring framework for NCDs.

Download the scorecard for Jordan here or access the full report at www.idf.org/global-diabetes-scorecard

IDF Membership in Jordan

IDF has one Member in the country.

Jordanian Society for the Care of Diabetes is a member of IDF since 1992.