Percentage of adult population maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes as of 2013

Changes in lifestyle to prevent diabetes among adult population by country 2013 This statistic displays the percentage of the adult population that is making lifestyle changes to help lower risk of developing diabetes as of 2013, by selected country. In China, 42.1 percent of the adult population in urban areas were eating a low-sodium diet to help reduce diabetes risk. Over 380 million people globally currently live with diabetes, by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, risk of developing diabetes can be lowered.
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EU-5BrazilChina (urban)JapanRussia (urban)United States
Eating a low-fat diet49.3%47%69.1%38.7%63.2%45%
Eating a low-sodium diet27%28.1%42.1%33.5%20.4%38%
Eating less sugar67%72.6%75.6%51.9%83.1%75.4%
Exercising regularly47.7%43.5%70.6%53.1%37.7%57.9%
Losing weight45.7%41.3%43.6%37%60.1%60%
Eating a low-carb diet28.7%-33.4%16.1%-35.9%
Taking a prescription20.1%-18.9%24.6%-18.2%
Eating more fruits and vegetables59.5%-62.6%56.2%-74.6%
EU-5BrazilChina (urban)JapanRussia (urban)United States
Eating a low-fat diet49.3%47%69.1%38.7%63.2%45%
Eating a low-sodium diet27%28.1%42.1%33.5%20.4%38%
Eating less sugar67%72.6%75.6%51.9%83.1%75.4%
Exercising regularly47.7%43.5%70.6%53.1%37.7%57.9%
Losing weight45.7%41.3%43.6%37%60.1%60%
Eating a low-carb diet28.7%-33.4%16.1%-35.9%
Taking a prescription20.1%-18.9%24.6%-18.2%
Eating more fruits and vegetables59.5%-62.6%56.2%-74.6%
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This statistic displays the percentage of the adult population that is making lifestyle changes to help lower risk of developing diabetes as of 2013, by selected country. In China, 42.1 percent of the adult population in urban areas were eating a low-sodium diet to help reduce diabetes risk. Over 380 million people globally currently live with diabetes, by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet, risk of developing diabetes can be lowered.
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Release date
November 2014
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2012 and 2013
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
Base numbers of surveyed adults: United States: n = 97,500; European Union (EU-5): n = 80,600; Japan: n = 30,000; China: n = 20,000; Brazil: n = 12,000; Russia: n = 10,000.

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