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There are more than 200 deaths due to malaria every year in Cambodia, and the government has calculated more than 1,000 HIV/AIDS-related deaths each year since the most recent prevalence data were collected in 2006. By contrast, in 2010, there were 8,000 diabetes-related deaths in Cambodia. Globally, about 4 million deaths are attributed to diabetes every year, compared to 3 million for AIDS-related illnesses and 1 million for malaria.
A recent report warns that chronic diseases like diabetes could kill up to 4.2 million people per year in Southeast Asia by the year 2030.
1. Dans A, Ng N, Varghese C, Tai ES, Firestone R, Bonita R. The rise of chronic non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia: time for action. Lancet 2011; 377: 680-9.
(1): CIA factbook
(2): WHO 2008
(3): IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th edition annual update, 2012