UK has fifth highest rate of type 1 diabetes in children, new figures show

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f22 (Published 3 January 2013)
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  1. Gareth Iacobucci
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The United Kingdom ranks fifth of 88 countries in the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children, a new analysis has shown.

A league table compiled by the charity Diabetes UK from data from the International Diabetes Federation shows that each year 24.5 in every 100 000 children aged up to 14 years are given a diagnosis. Only Finland, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and Norway have a higher incidence.

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Top 10 countries by incidence of type 1 diabetes in children aged up to 14 years

The UK rate was more than double that of France …

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