Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Canadian Registry Forecasts an Unexpectedly Steep Diabetes Rise

Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Canadian Registry Forecasts an Unexpectedly Steep Diabetes Rise

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The worldwide prevalence of diabetes may grow larger than the 6.4% that has been predicted for 2030 by the World Health Organization, if the trend reported in a population-based study of Ontario holds true in other countries.

In a validated diabetes registry derived from hospital records and physician claims in Ontario, the overall prevalence of diabetes rose by 69%, from 5.2% in 1995 to 8.8% in 2005--an average increase of 6.2% per year--after adjusting for age and sex. That figure is higher than the WHO's projected 60% rise in prevalence from 1995 to 2003, reported Dr. Lorraine L. Lipscombe and Dr. Janet E. Hux of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto (Lancet 2007;369:750-6).

This increase likely reflects an overall 31% rise in the age- and sex-adjusted incidence of new cases of diabetes during 1997-2003 (from 6.6 per 1,000 to 8.2 per 1,000) and a 25% decline in age- and sex-adjusted mortality in prevalent cases of diabetes during 1995-2005 (from 17.6 per 1,000 to 13.3 per 1,000), according to the investigators.

Although diabetes prevalence remained highest in individuals older than 50 years throughout the time period, it increased by about 32% more in people aged 20-49 years than in older adults. …

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