Forecasted prevalence: Report from the National Diabetes Surveillance System: Diabetes in Canada, 2009

Forecasted PrevalenceFootnote 1

  • By 2012, the number of Canadians aged 1 and older with diagnosed diabetes is expected to be almost 2.8 million - an estimated annual percent increase of 6% and an increase of 25% from 2007 (Figure 4).
  • By 2012, one in three people with diabetes (38%) will be in the 55 to 69 year age range, due to the increased risk of developing diabetes over age 40 (Figure 5 and Figure 6). The risk of developing diabetes over age 40 will increase as the baby boom generation enters the older age groups and prevalence of obesity in these age groups continues to rise.Footnote 2
  • By 2012, almost 28,000 children and adolescents will be living with type 1 or 2 diagnosed diabetes - an overall increase of about 10% from 2007 (Figure 5 and Figure 6).  

Figure 4. Observed and Projected Number of Prevalent Cases of Diagnosed Diabetes among People Aged 1 Year and Older, by Sex, Canada
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Figure 4

By 2012, the number of Canadians aged 1 and older with diagnosed diabetes is expected to be almost 2.8 million - an estimated annual percent increase of 6% and an increase of 25% from 2007.


Figure 5. Observed and Projected Number Prevalent of Cases of Diagnosed Diabetes among Girls and Women Aged 1 Year and Older, by Age Group
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Figure 5

By 2012, almost 28,000 children and adolescents will be living with type 1 or 2 diagnosed diabetes -an overall increase of about 10% from 2007.


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Figure 6. Observed and Projected Number of Prevalent Cases of Diagnosed Diabetes among Boys and Men Aged 1 Year and Older, by Age Group
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Figure 6

By 2012, almost 28,000 children and adolescents will be living with type 1 or 2 diagnosed diabetes -an overall increase of about 10% from 2007.


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