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Table 1 Relevant recent estimates for diabetes mellitus in the Latin-America and the Caribbean region

From: Stem cells as a potential therapy for diabetes mellitus: a call-to-action in Latin America

Study International Diabetes Federation [123] Global Burden of Disease [124] NCD Risk Factor Collaboration [125]
Region Central and South America Latin-American and the Caribbean Latin-American and the Caribbean
Year 2017 2016 2014
Number or people with undiagnosed diabetes (95% CI) 10.4 million (8.8–12.6 million)   
Age-adjusted comparative prevalence (95% CI) 7.6% (6.3–9.5%)
Age-standardised DALYs rate per 100 000 (95% CI)   1074.5 (1263.8–83.7)
Age-standardised incidence rate per 100 000 (95% CI) 306.4 (337.9–279.0)
Age-standardised diabetes prevalence (men) (95% CI)   8% (6–12%)
Age-standardised diabetes prevalence (women) (95% CI) 9 (6–13%)
  1. DALYS disability-adjusted life-years, CI confidence intervals