Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes – Global Burden of Disease and Forecasted Trends
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- Diabetes mellitus type 2; epidemiology; disease pattern; prevalence
The rising burden of type 2 diabetes is a major concern in healthcare worldwide. This research aimed to analyze the global epidemiology of type 2 diabetes. We analyzed the incidence, prevalence, and burden of suffering of diabetes mellitus based on epidemiological data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) current dataset from the Institute of Health Metrics, Seattle. Global and regional trends from 1990 to 2017 of type 2 diabetes for all ages were compiled. Forecast estimates were obtained using the SPSS Time Series Modeler. In 2017, approximately 462 million individuals were affected by type 2 diabetes corresponding to 6.28% of the world’s population (4.4% of those aged 15–49 years, 15% of those aged 50–69, and 22% of those aged 70+), or a prevalence rate of 6059 cases per 100,000. Over 1 million deaths per year can be attributed to diabetes alone, making it the ninth leading cause of mortality. The burden of diabetes mellitus is rising globally, and at a much faster rate in developed regions, such as Western Europe. The gender distribution is equal, and the incidence peaks at around 55 years of age. Global prevalence of type 2 diabetes is projected to increase to 7079 individuals per 100,000 by 2030, reflecting a continued rise across all regions of the world. There are concerning trends of rising prevalence in lower-income countries. Urgent public health and clinical preventive measures are warranted.
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TY - JOUR AU - Moien Abdul Basith Khan AU - Muhammad Jawad Hashim AU - Jeffrey Kwan King AU - Romona Devi Govender AU - Halla Mustafa AU - Juma Al Kaabi PY - 2019 DA - 2019/11/08 TI - Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes – Global Burden of Disease and Forecasted Trends JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SP - 107 EP - 111 VL - 10 IS - 1 SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.191028.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/jegh.k.191028.001 ID - Khan2019 ER -