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Prevalence Data

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes in different South African population groups:

Population Region (number of participants) Prevalence (%) Age range (years) Reference
African Cape Town, urban (729) 8.0 30 + Diabet Care 1993;16:601
African QwaQwa, rural (853) 4.8 25 + S Afr Med J 1995;85:90
Mangaung, urban (758) 6.0
African Durban, urban (479) 5.3 15 + S Afr Med J 1993;83:641
Mixed Cape Town, urban (200) 28.7 65 + S Afr Med J 1997;87 (suppl 3):364
Mixed Cape Town, peri-urban (974) 10.8 15 - 86 Diabet Med 1999;16:946
European Durban, urban (396) 3.0 15 - 69 S Afr Med J 1994;84:257
Indian Durban, urban (2479) 13.0 15 + Diabet Care 1994;17:70


International figures in IDF Diabetes Atlas