Global prevalence of hyperglycemia in pregnancy

02/25/2014 | Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

The authors estimated the number of live births worldwide with hyperglycemia in pregnancy. The prevalence of hyperglycemia in pregnancy in women (20 to 49 years) is 16.9%, or 21.4 million live births. An estimated 16% may be due to total diabetes in pregnancy. The highest prevalence was found in the South-East Asia Region at 25% compared with 10.4% in the North America and Caribbean Region. More than 90% of cases of hyperglycemia in pregnancy are estimated to occur in low- and middle-income countries.

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