Rate of Diabetes Cases per 1,000 Residents (age-standardized) in selected localities, 2014-2016.
(photo credit: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH)
In recent years, the number of Israelis suffering from diabetes has increased. A study carried out by the Health Ministry found that in 2014-2016, 5.6% of residents had diabetes (data includes all age groups, weighted for uniform comparison between localities).
The number of Jerusalemites with diabetes was slightly lower than the national average, with 53 cases per 1,000 residents (5.3%), for a total of 38,500 cases.
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