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Table 1 Prevalence rates (per 1000) of type 2 diabetics from the DIN database (74 practices)

From: Trends in the prevalence and management of diagnosed type 2 diabetes 1994–2001 in England and Wales

  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Total males 237,872 239,427 243,618 251,005 255,833 259,670 260,383 262,290
- Diet controlled only 1,689 1,788 1,830 1,940 1,971 2,086 2,218 2,285
- On oral drug only 2,111 2,186 2,374 2,573 2,833 3,128 3,417 3,779
- On insulin 542 569 637 704 785 894 985 1,052
Total type 2 diabetics 4,342 4,543 4,841 5,217 5,589 6,108 6,620 7,116
0–34 years 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
35–44 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9
45–54 18 18 19 21 22 23 26 27
55–64 45 47 49 50 52 54 56 57
65–74 69 71 75 79 85 91 96 101
75–84 72 78 77 82 86 94 99 109
85+ 79 72 74 72 71 77 81 89
Crude overall rate 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 27
Age Std Rate* 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27
95% CI 18–21 19–21 20–22 21–23 22–24 23–25 25–27 26–28
Total females 241,995 242,996 246,885 253,383 258,695 262,241 263,475 264,763
- Diet controlled only 1,404 1,496 1,565 1,658 1,722 1,791 1,885 2,065
- On oral drug only 1,824 1,915 2,070 2,244 2,427 2,586 2,844 3,048
- On insulin 528 532 579 632 712 801 888 941
Total type 2 diabetics 3,756 3,943 4,214 4,534 4,861 5,178 5,617 6,057
0–34 years 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
35–44 6 6 6 7 7 8 9 9
45–54 12 13 14 15 15 16 17 19
55–64 33 34 34 34 36 38 38 40
65–74 47 50 53 59 63 66 70 73
75–84 53 56 59 59 61 67 72 76
85+ 48 48 53 52 56 58 61 68
Crude overall rate 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 23
Age Std Rate* 16 17 17 18 19 20 22 23
95% CI 15–17 16–18 16–19 17–19 18–20 19–21 21–23 22–24
  1. * - Age standardised rate is made to the 2001 DIN Population