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Data last updated08 November 2021

South Africa

Diabetes report 2000 — 2045
At a glance 20002011202120302045
Diabetes estimates (20-79 y)
People with diabetes, in 1,000s886.41,946.64,234.05,445.27,464.0
Age-adjusted comparative prevalence of diabetes, %-7.010.812.213.0
People with undiagnosed diabetes, in 1,000s--1,922.2--
Proportion of people with undiagnosed diabetes, %--45.4--
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) estimates (20-79 y)
People with IGT, in 1,000s-2,113.13,009.63,764.14,952.4
Age-adjusted comparative prevalence of IGT, %-
Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) estimates (20-79 y)
People with IFG, in 1,000s--13,263.015,832.019,832.8
Age-adjusted comparative prevalence of IFG, %--
Mortality attributable to diabetes (20-79 y)
Deaths attributable to diabetes-47,745.095,676.4--
Proportion of diabetes-related deaths in people under 60 y, %--10.7--
Type 1 diabetes estimates in children and adolescents
New cases of type 1 diabetes (0-14 y), in 1,000s1.2-0.3--
New cases of type 1 diabetes (0-19 y), in 1,000s--0.8--
Type 1 diabetes (0-14 y), in 1,000s5.0-2.0--
Type 1 diabetes (0-19 y), in 1,000s--4.5--
Hyperglycaemia in pregnancy (HIP) (20-49 y)
Live births affected by HIP--128,232.6--
Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), %--11.0--
Live births affected by other types of diabetes first detected in pregnancy--15,796.9--
Live births affected by other types of diabetes detected prior to pregnancy--18,998.1--
Diabetes-related health expenditure
Total diabetes-related health expenditure, USD million--7,200.88,632.210,417.4
Total diabetes-related health expenditure, ID million--15,462.318,535.922,369.3
Diabetes-related health expenditure per person, USD-695.01,700.72,038.82,460.4
Diabetes-related health expenditure per person, ID--3,651.94,377.95,283.2
Total adult population (20-79 y), in 1,000s21,932.030,111.837,416.842,592.150,460.1
Population of children (0-14 y), in 1,000s17,562.0-17,167.5--
Population of children and adolescents (0-19 y), in 1,000s--22,175.4--
Complications of diabetes
  • Nephropathy: 2.7%
  • Retinopathy: 1.7%
  • Neuropathy: 6.2%
  • Coronary artery disease: 8.7%
  • Cerebrovascular disease: 0.4%
  • Peripheral artery disease: 0.6%
  • Heart failure: 1.2%

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