Figure 1-1. Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among individuals aged one year and older, by age group and sex, Canada, 2008/09

Figure 1-1 shows that the proportion of people with diagnosed diabetes generally increases with age. The sharpest increase in the prevalence of diabetes occurred after the age of 40 years. In 2008/09, the 75 to 79 year age group had the highest proportion of people with diagnosed diabetes (23.1% of females and 28.5% of males).

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada (July 2011); using 2008/09 data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System (Public Health Agency of Canada).

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