Data last updated22 June 2021

South Africa

Diabetes report 2010 — 2045
At a glance 2010201920302045
Diabetes estimates (20-79 y)
People with diabetes, in 1,000s1,283.44,581.26,017.88,107.6
Age-adjusted comparative prevalence of diabetes, %4.512.714.315.2
People with undiagnosed diabetes, in 1,000s-2,398.7--
Proportion of people with undiagnosed diabetes, %-52.4--
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) estimates (20-79 y)
People with IGT, in 1,000s2,163.83,365.34,308.45,614.8
Age-adjusted comparative prevalence of IGT, %
Mortality attributable to diabetes (20-79 y)
Deaths attributable to diabetes45,957.089,834.4--
Proportion of diabetes-related deaths in people under 60 y, %-58.0--
Type 1 diabetes estimates in children and adolescents
New cases of type 1 diabetes (0-14 y), in 1,000s0.10.2--
New cases of type 1 diabetes (0-19 y), in 1,000s-0.3--
Type 1 diabetes (0-14 y), in 1,000s0.80.5--
Type 1 diabetes (0-19 y), in 1,000s-1.6--
Hyperglycaemia in pregnancy (HIP) (20-49 y)
Live births affected by HIP-142,284.5--
Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), %-10.9--
Live births affected by other types of diabetes first detected in pregnancy-26,951.3--
Live births affected by other types of diabetes detected prior to pregnancy-24,521.7--
Diabetes-related health expenditure
Total diabetes-related health expenditure, USD million865.15,703.77,074.78,439.8
Total diabetes-related health expenditure, ID million1,605.514,272.517,703.221,119.3
Mean diabetes-related health expenditure per person, USD674.01,245.0--
Mean diabetes-related health expenditure per person, ID1,250.93,115.5--
Total adult population (20-79 y), in 1,000s28,549.635,833.241,549.948,537.2
Population of children (0-14 y), in 1,000s15,393.016,587.2--
Population of children and adolescents (0-19 y), in 1,000s-21,744.6--
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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