Table 2: Ranking of the prevalence of type II diabetes in Arabic- and non-Arabic-speaking countries. The data are separated for males and females aged between 20–79 years, using IDF estimates for 2011. Population numbers are taken from the CIA World Factbook 2008. Arabic speaking countries are shown in bold.

CountryPopulation (×1,000)Comparative* diabetes prevalence (%)Male (×1000)Female (×1000)

K uwait1,86821.2175.3122.6
Lebanon2,78820.1230.9296.9
Qatar1,54120.1166.250.6
Saudi Arabia17,02320.01,450.71,308.8
Bahrain98619.891.459.3
UAE6,10719.2296.2128.9
Egypt48,30516.93,123.74,199.5
Mexico69,32315.85,457.14,836.6
Libya3,87514.1211.2225.1
Jordan3,26812.3148.8142.7
Oman1,81010.788.150.3
Syria10,82410.1437.1452.3
Russia109,16610.05,227.47,365.6
Cypress8099.156.525.3
Yemen10,9029.8366.1361.1
Tunisia7,0849.6278.3351.2
USA216,8049.511,986.211,735.5
Iraq15,0689.3459.1629.9
1,8969.351.872.6
China968,9749.050,293.239,751.8
Sudan22,0008.7947.9718.7
Canada25,1408.61,479.71,236.4
India737,0038.332,498.128,760.3
Turkey47,3228.11,469.72,033.1
Italy45,6377.81,734.81,825.5
Israel4,7077.6206.2194.1
Algeria22,6197.0704.4730.7
Morocco19,9646.9608.7659.1
Djibouti480.96.413.113.1
Germany62,8105.52,674.22,347.9
France44,3285.51,733.81,503.7
UK44,8135.31,790.11,273.8
Mauritania1,7564.329.131.4
Somalia4,2754.287.697.4

ll comparisons should be done using the comparative prevalence, which is adjusted to the world population.