Healthcare expenditures due to diabetes in the U.S. and China 2019

In the United States, healthcare expenditures to treat diabetes came to some 295 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, while China, the country with the highest number of diabetics by far, spent some 109 billion U.S. dollars that year.

Prevalence among adults

In 2019, just over 13 percent of American adults among the 20 to 79 age group had diabetes mellitus, while roughly 11 percent of the adult Chinese population had the condition. Germany, Mexico, and Portugal had higher diabetes rates that year.

Future of diabetes

Just over nine percent of the global adult population suffered from diabetes mellitus in 2019. By 2045, the amount of people with the condition is set to increase by roughly 1.6 percent. By that year, China and India are expected to be the countries with the highest number of diabetic adults worldwide. China is projected to have a diabetic population of approximately 147 million people, while India is estimated to account for 134 million people.

Healthcare expenditures to treat diabetes in the U.S. and China in 2019

Expenditures in billion U.S. dollars
United States294.6
China109
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

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