Hypertension and diabetes (prevalence): Report from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System: Hypertension in Canada, 2010

Adults with Diagnosed Hypertension and Diabetes (Prevalence)Footnote 1

  • In 2006/07, 5.1% of Canadians (about 1 million) aged 20 years and older were living with both diabetes and hypertension diagnosed by a physician.
  • 22.7% of adults with diagnosed hypertension also had diabetes in 2006/07.
  • Adults with diagnosed hypertension were diagnosed with diabetes 6 times more often than those without hypertension.
  • 62.8% of adults with diagnosed diabetes also had diagnosed hypertension in 2006/07.
  • Adults with diagnosed diabetes were diagnosed with hypertension 3 times more often than those without diabetes.
  • There was a relative increase of 31.2% in the age-standardized prevalence rates of diagnosed diabetes among adults with diagnosed hypertension from 10.9% in 2000/01 to 14.3% in 2006/07, with a similar increase in both men and women (Figure 12). This is consistent with the increase in the prevalence of diabetes seen in the whole population.

Figure 12. Rates of Diabetes among People Aged 20 Years and Older with Diagnosed Hypertension, by Sex

Figure 12. Rates of Diabetes among People Aged 20 Years and Older with Diagnosed Hypertension, by Sex
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Age-standardized prevalence rates of diabetes among people aged 20 years and older with diagnosed hypertension, by sex, from 2000/01 to 2006/07 are presented in Figure 12. Note that data for Nunavut and Québec were unavailable and rates were standardized to the 1991 Canadian population.

There was a relative increase of 31.2% in the age-standardized prevalence rates of diagnosed diabetes among adults with diagnosed hypertension from 10.9% in 2000/01 to 14.3% in 2006/07, with a similar increase in both men and women. For additional information, refer to the last paragraph on page 16.

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