Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the 23 countries and territories of the IDF WP region.

382 million people have diabetes in the world and more than 138.2 million people in the WP Region; by 2035 this will rise to 201.8 million.

There were 540,020 cases of diabetes in Hong Kong in 2013.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Hong Kong - 2013

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)


Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes


Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)


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


Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s) 540.02 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 266.77

Hong Kong vs world prevalence of diabetes

The figure describes which age groups in the population have the highest proportions of diabetes. The grey line is the distribution of diabetes prevalence by age for the world; the purple line is the distribution for the region; and the country distribution is plotted in the black 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 Hong Kong is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF has three Member Associations in the country.

Diabetes HongKong is a member of IDF since 2000.

Youth Diabetes Action is a member of IDF since 2011

Hong Kong Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Reproduction

is a member of IDF since 1988.