Relatively few diabetic patients in the Netherlands

Relatively few diabetic patients in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, compared with other European countries relatively few people with diabetes, or diabetes. That makes the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) is known.

Only in Romania, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Latvia and Lithuania is the share of population of fifteen years of age or older with diabetes is lower than in the Netherlands. In France, this share is precisely the highest, reports the CBS Friday.

The number of diabetic patients in the Netherlands is increased. In total, almost 4.8 percent of the Dutch diabetes, as against 2.8 percent in 2001. Especially the number of patients with the common type 2 diabetes is increased.


Last year, almost 12 percent of the Dutch are obese (severely overweight). More than 17 percent of them also reported diabetes, compared to over 3 percent of the people without obesity. CBS asked people whether they have diabetes and also asked their height and weight.

Obesity is just as unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and smoking is a risk factor for getting especially type 2 diabetes.

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