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This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2017 Study, features global patterns in prevalence of and deaths attributable to type 2 diabetes from 2007 through 2017. Over this decade, the global death rate due to type 2 diabetes decreased by 0.58% annually. The greatest decreases in death rates from type 2 diabetes were observed in Singapore (−13.5%) and Iraq (−6.2%). In contrast, death rates increased the most in Georgia (9.1%) and the Czech Republic (6.8%). In terms of numbers of deaths, the top 5 countries in 2017 were India, China, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. Global prevalence of type 2 diabetes was 13.2% higher among males than among females, and the regions where male prevalence rates exceeded those of females by the largest margins were high-income Asia Pacific (34.3%) and Central Europe (34.0%). In 2007, type 2 diabetes was the 14th leading cause of death globally, and by 2017, it rose to the 10th leading cause, with the death rate increasing from 12.4 to 13.2 per 100 000.
Source: GBD 2017 Causes of Death Collaborators. Lancet. 2018;392(10159):1736-1788. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32203-7
Williams J, Loeffler M, for the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Global Trends in Type 2 Diabetes, 2007-2017. JAMA. 2019;322(16):1542. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.16074
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