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Number of diabetes deaths worldwide 2019, by region

In 2019, there were estimated to be around .59 million deaths among those aged 60 years and younger due to diabetes in South East Asia. South America and Central America had the lowest number of diabetes-related deaths that year.

Leading health problems worldwide

In 2018, roughly one-fifth of adults worldwide stated diabetes was one of the biggest health problems facing people in their country. Over half of all adults stated that the most troubling problem was cancer. Other prevalent health issues mentioned that year were obesity, mental health, stress, and drug abuse.

Diagnosed cancer in 2019

The United States had the highest prevalence of diagnosed cancer cases among adults in 2019. Roughly nine percent of the U.S. adult population suffered from cancer conditions. Brazil and China saw significantly lower cancer rates that year: two percent of Brazilian and one percent of Chinese adults had cancer in 2019. In the EU-5, and especially in Russia, cancer rates among women were significantly higher compared to their male counterparts. For other selected countries on the list, the distribution of diagnosed cancer by gender remained relatively stable.

Number of deaths before the age of 60 due to diabetes worldwide in 2019, by region

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Release date

November 2019



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