Raised blood glucose/diabetes among adults
Age-standardized prevalence of raised blood glucose/diabetes among persons aged 18+ years or on medication for raised blood glucose
Health determinants and risks / Risk factors
Non-communicable diseases, risk factors
Percent of defined population with fasting glucose ≥126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/L) or on medication for raised blood glucose among adults 18+ years. Fasting blood glucose should be measured not self-reported, and measurement must be taken after the person has fasted at least eight hours. There are two main blood chemistry screening methods dry and wet chemistry. Dry chemistry uses capillary blood taken from finger and used in rapid diagnostic test. Wet chemistry uses a venous blood sample with laboratory based test. Most population based surveys used dry chemistry rapid diagnostic tests to gather fasting blood glucose values
Respondents with measured fasting glucose ≥126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/L) or person reports they are on medication for raised blood glucose
Number of respondents18+ years with fasting plasma glucose value ≥126 mg/dLl (7.0 mmol/L) or on medication for raised blood glucose. Fasting blood sugar must be measured, not-self reported, and measurements must be taken after the person has fasted for at least eight hours.
All respondents of the survey aged 18+ years.
(Number of respondents aged 18+ years with fasting plasma glucose value ≥7.0 mmol/L [126mg/dL] or on medication for raised blood glucose) / (Number of survey respondents aged 18+ years) x 100
Age, gender, other relevant socio demographic stratifiers where available
Primary data sources:
Population based survey (nationally representative)
Alternate data sources:
National surveillance system
At least every 5 years