Statistics by Country for Diverticular Disease


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About these extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Diverticular Disease: These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Diverticular Disease are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian statistics. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Diverticular Disease statistics below refer to. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Diverticular Disease in that region.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Diverticular Disease: The word 'prevalence' of Diverticular Disease usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Diverticular Disease at any given time (i.e. people with Diverticular Disease). The term 'incidence' of Diverticular Disease means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Diverticular Disease diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Diverticular Disease). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Prevalance of Diverticular Disease: 2 million people in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Prevalance Rate for Diverticular Disease: approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]
Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Diverticular Disease to Countries and Regions: The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Diverticular Disease to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these prevalence extrapolations for Diverticular Disease are only estimates and may have limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Diverticular Disease in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Diverticular Disease in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 2,159,230 293,655,4051
Canada 239,028 32,507,8742
Diverticular Disease in Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 60,108 8,174,7622
Belgium 76,090 10,348,2762
Britain (United Kingdom) 443,166 60,270,708 for UK2
Czech Republic 9,163 1,0246,1782
Denmark 39,804 5,413,3922
Finland 38,341 5,214,5122
France 444,295 60,424,2132
Greece 78,290 10,647,5292
Germany 606,063 82,424,6092
Iceland 2,161 293,9662
Hungary 73,767 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 245 33,4362
Ireland 29,187 3,969,5582
Italy 426,893 58,057,4772
Luxembourg 3,402 462,6902
Monaco 237 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 119,986 16,318,1992
Poland 284,017 38,626,3492
Portugal 77,383 10,524,1452
Spain 296,182 40,280,7802
Sweden 66,076 8,986,4002
Switzerland 54,785 7,450,8672
United Kingdom 443,166 60,270,7082
Wales 21,455 2,918,0002
Diverticular Disease in the Balkans (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 26,064 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,997 407,6082
Croatia 33,065 4,496,8692
Macedonia 15,000 2,040,0852
Serbia and Montenegro 79,602 10,825,9002
Diverticular Disease in Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Bangladesh 1,039,268 141,340,4762
Bhutan 16,070 2,185,5692
China 9,550,349 1,298,847,6242
East Timor 7,494 1,019,2522
Hong Kong s.a.r. 50,405 6,855,1252
India 7,831,401 1,065,070,6072
Indonesia 1,753,330 238,452,9522
Japan 936,272 127,333,0022
Laos 44,618 6,068,1172
Macau s.a.r. 3,274 445,2862
Malaysia 172,959 23,522,4822
Mongolia 20,230 2,751,3142
Philippines 634,130 86,241,6972
Papua New Guinea 39,854 5,420,2802
Vietnam 607,814 82,662,8002
Singapore 32,013 4,353,8932
Pakistan 1,170,561 159,196,3362
North Korea 166,893 22,697,5532
South Korea 354,659 48,233,7602
Sri Lanka 146,361 19,905,1652
Taiwan 167,278 22,749,8382
Thailand 476,952 64,865,5232
Diverticular Disease in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 57,855 7,868,3852
Belarus 75,812 10,310,5202
Bulgaria 55,279 7,517,9732
Estonia 9,865 1,341,6642
Georgia 34,513 4,693,8922
Kazakhstan 111,350 15,143,7042
Latvia 16,958 2,306,3062
Lithuania 26,528 3,607,8992
Romania 164,379 22,355,5512
Russia 1,058,632 143,974,0592
Slovakia 39,879 5,423,5672
Slovenia 14,790 2,011,473 2
Tajikistan 51,555 7,011,556 2
Ukraine 350,971 47,732,0792
Uzbekistan 194,194 26,410,4162
Diverticular Disease in Australasia and Southern Pacific (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 146,420 19,913,1442
New Zealand 29,366 3,993,8172
Diverticular Disease in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 209,659 28,513,6772
Egypt 559,686 76,117,4212
Gaza strip 9,742 1,324,9912
Iran 496,347 67,503,2052
Iraq 186,578 25,374,6912
Israel 45,580 6,199,0082
Jordan 41,258 5,611,2022
Kuwait 16,599 2,257,5492
Lebanon 27,773 3,777,2182
Libya 41,408 5,631,5852
Saudi Arabia 189,676 25,795,9382
Syria 132,477 18,016,8742
Turkey 506,572 68,893,9182
United Arab Emirates 18,558 2,523,9152
West Bank 16,994 2,311,2042
Yemen 147,241 20,024,8672
Diverticular Disease in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 2,006 272,9452
Brazil 1,353,684 184,101,1092
Chile 116,352 15,823,9572
Colombia 311,108 42,310,7752
Guatemala 105,004 14,280,5962
Mexico 771,761 104,959,5942
Nicaragua 39,409 5,359,7592
Paraguay 45,524 6,191,3682
Peru 202,531 27,544,3052
Puerto Rico 28,661 3,897,9602
Venezuela 183,951 25,017,3872
Diverticular Disease in Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 80,724 10,978,5522
Botswana 12,053 1,639,2312
Central African Republic 27,518 3,742,4822
Chad 70,136 9,538,5442
Congo Brazzaville 22,044 2,998,0402
Congo kinshasa 428,801 58,317,0302
Ethiopia 524,533 71,336,5712
Ghana 152,625 20,757,0322
Kenya 242,515 32,982,1092
Liberia 24,931 3,390,6352
Niger 83,533 11,360,5382
Nigeria 130,517 12,5750,3562
Rwanda 60,578 8,238,6732
Senegal 79,795 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 43,263 5,883,8892
Somalia 61,063 8,304,6012
Sudan 287,854 39,148,1622
South Africa 326,826 44,448,4702
Swaziland 8,597 1,169,2412
Tanzania 265,226 36,070,7992
Uganda 194,046 26,390,2582
Zambia 81,071 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 26,998 1,2671,8602


Incidence (annual) of Diverticular Disease: 300,000 new cases in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Incidence Rate for Diverticular Disease: approx 1 in 906 or 0.11% or 300,000 people in USA [about data]
Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Diverticular Disease to Countries and Regions: The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Diverticular Disease to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Diverticular Disease are only estimates and may have limited relevance to the actual incidence of Diverticular Disease in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Diverticular Disease in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 323,884 293,655,4051
Canada 35,854 32,507,8742
Diverticular Disease in Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 9,016 8,174,7622
Belgium 11,413 10,348,2762
Britain (United Kingdom) 66,475 60,270,708 for UK2
Czech Republic 1,374 1,0246,1782
Denmark 5,970 5,413,3922
Finland 5,751 5,214,5122
France 66,644 60,424,2132
Greece 11,743 10,647,5292
Germany 90,909 82,424,6092
Iceland 324 293,9662
Hungary 11,065 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 36 33,4362
Ireland 4,378 3,969,5582
Italy 64,033 58,057,4772
Luxembourg 510 462,6902
Monaco 35 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 17,998 16,318,1992
Poland 42,602 38,626,3492
Portugal 11,607 10,524,1452
Spain 44,427 40,280,7802
Sweden 9,911 8,986,4002
Switzerland 8,217 7,450,8672
United Kingdom 66,475 60,270,7082
Wales 3,218 2,918,0002
Diverticular Disease in the Balkans (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 3,909 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 449 407,6082
Croatia 4,959 4,496,8692
Macedonia 2,250 2,040,0852
Serbia and Montenegro 11,940 10,825,9002
Diverticular Disease in Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Bangladesh 155,890 141,340,4762
Bhutan 2,410 2,185,5692
China 1,432,552 1,298,847,6242
East Timor 1,124 1,019,2522
Hong Kong s.a.r. 7,560 6,855,1252
India 1,174,710 1,065,070,6072
Indonesia 262,999 238,452,9522
Japan 140,440 127,333,0022
Laos 6,692 6,068,1172
Macau s.a.r. 491 445,2862
Malaysia 25,943 23,522,4822
Mongolia 3,034 2,751,3142
Philippines 95,119 86,241,6972
Papua New Guinea 5,978 5,420,2802
Vietnam 91,172 82,662,8002
Singapore 4,802 4,353,8932
Pakistan 175,584 159,196,3362
North Korea 25,034 22,697,5532
South Korea 53,199 48,233,7602
Sri Lanka 21,954 19,905,1652
Taiwan 25,091 22,749,8382
Thailand 71,542 64,865,5232
Diverticular Disease in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 8,678 7,868,3852
Belarus 11,371 10,310,5202
Bulgaria 8,291 7,517,9732
Estonia 1,479 1,341,6642
Georgia 5,177 4,693,8922
Kazakhstan 16,702 15,143,7042
Latvia 2,543 2,306,3062
Lithuania 3,979 3,607,8992
Romania 24,656 22,355,5512
Russia 158,794 143,974,0592
Slovakia 5,981 5,423,5672
Slovenia 2,218 2,011,473 2
Tajikistan 7,733 7,011,556 2
Ukraine 52,645 47,732,0792
Uzbekistan 29,129 26,410,4162
Diverticular Disease in Australasia and Southern Pacific (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 21,963 19,913,1442
New Zealand 4,404 3,993,8172
Diverticular Disease in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 31,448 28,513,6772
Egypt 83,953 76,117,4212
Gaza strip 1,461 1,324,9912
Iran 74,452 67,503,2052
Iraq 27,986 25,374,6912
Israel 6,837 6,199,0082
Jordan 6,188 5,611,2022
Kuwait 2,489 2,257,5492
Lebanon 4,166 3,777,2182
Libya 6,211 5,631,5852
Saudi Arabia 28,451 25,795,9382
Syria 19,871 18,016,8742
Turkey 75,985 68,893,9182
United Arab Emirates 2,783 2,523,9152
West Bank 2,549 2,311,2042
Yemen 22,086 20,024,8672
Diverticular Disease in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 301 272,9452
Brazil 203,052 184,101,1092
Chile 17,452 15,823,9572
Colombia 46,666 42,310,7752
Guatemala 15,750 14,280,5962
Mexico 115,764 104,959,5942
Nicaragua 5,911 5,359,7592
Paraguay 6,828 6,191,3682
Peru 30,379 27,544,3052
Puerto Rico 4,299 3,897,9602
Venezuela 27,592 25,017,3872
Diverticular Disease in Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 12,108 10,978,5522
Botswana 1,807 1,639,2312
Central African Republic 4,127 3,742,4822
Chad 10,520 9,538,5442
Congo Brazzaville 3,306 2,998,0402
Congo kinshasa 64,320 58,317,0302
Ethiopia 78,680 71,336,5712
Ghana 22,893 20,757,0322
Kenya 36,377 32,982,1092
Liberia 3,739 3,390,6352
Niger 12,530 11,360,5382
Nigeria 19,577 12,5750,3562
Rwanda 9,086 8,238,6732
Senegal 11,969 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 6,489 5,883,8892
Somalia 9,159 8,304,6012
Sudan 43,178 39,148,1622
South Africa 49,024 44,448,4702
Swaziland 1,289 1,169,2412
Tanzania 39,783 36,070,7992
Uganda 29,106 26,390,2582
Zambia 12,160 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 4,049 1,2671,8602



Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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