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Diabetes in Canada: Highlights from the National Diabetes Surveillance System, 2004-2005

People With Newly Diagnosed Diabetes (Incidence)

People Aged 1 Year and Older

  • According to the NDSS, in 2004-2005, 187,901 individuals were newly diagnosed with diabetes - 6.0 per 1,000 overall, and 5.7 per 1,000 among females and 6.4 per 1,000 among males. (Table 1, 2 and Figure 4)
  • In 2004-2005, rates of new diagnosis of diabetes were lower for children than adults and increased with age. The rates rose steeply after age 40 and peaked among both men and women in the 75 to 79 age group. The rate of developing diabetes was higher among men than women over age 40. (Table 2 and Figure 4)
  • After adjusting the rates due to differences in age distributions among provinces and territories across time, the incidence rate of diagnosed diabetes has increased by 7% between 2000-2001 and 2004-2005. (Figure 5)



Figure 4. Incidence Rates of Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Among People Aged 1 Year and Older, by Age Group, Canada, 2004-2005

Figure 4. Incidence Rates of Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Among People Aged 1 Year and Older, by Age Group, Canada, 2004-2005



Figure 5. Age-Standardized Incidence Rates* of Diagnosed Diabetes Among People Aged 1 Year and Older, Canada, 2000-2001 to 2004-2005

Figure 5. Age-Standardized Incidence Rates* of Diagnosed Diabetes Among People Aged 1 Year and Older, Canada, 2000-2001 to 2004-2005