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Assumed diabetes prevalence vs. reality in select countries worldwide as of 2017

This statistic is based on a survey by Ipsos MORI and shows the difference between the actual percentage of adults aged 20 to 79 years in select countries worldwide who had diabetes and what survey respondents guessed as of 2017. It was found that respondents in the U.S. on average guessed that 34 out of every 100 adults aged 20 to 79 years had diabetes, when in reality the number was 11 out of every 100.

Difference between the actual percentage of adults aged 20 to 79 worldwide who had diabetes and what respondents believed as of 2017

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Source

Release date

December 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September 28 to October 19, 2017

Number of respondents

29,133 respondents

Age group

16-64 years

Special properties

38 countries

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Out of every 100 people aged 20-79 in [COUNTRY], about how many do you think have diabetes?"

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