Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea 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 203,700 cases of diabetes in Papua New Guinea in 2013.

IDF membership

Diabetes in Papua New Guinea - 2013

Total adult population (1000s)

(20-79 years)

3,745.41

Number of deaths in adults due to diabetes

5,230

Prevalence of diabetes in adults

(20-79 years) (%)

5.44

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

133

Total cases of adults (20-79 years) with diabetes (1000s) 203.70 Number of cases of diabetes in adults that are undiagnosed (1000s) 110.20

Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea is available from the CIA  World Factbook.

IDF Membership in Papua New Guinea

IDF has one Member Association in the country.

Diabetic Association of Papua New Guinea is a member of IDF since 2003.