Prevalence and Incidence of Gestational diabetes


About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Gestational diabetes usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Gestational diabetes at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Gestational diabetes refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Gestational diabetes diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived 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.

Incidence (annual) of Gestational diabetes: 135,000 pregnant women get the condition every year; 3-5% of pregnant women.
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 2,014 or 0.05% or 135,000 people in USA [about data]

Incidence statistics about Gestational diabetes: The following statistics relate to the incidence of Gestational diabetes:

  • Gestational diabetes accounted for 9% of new cases of diabetes in Australia 1999-2002 (The National Diabetes Register, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

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