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Table 2 Estimation of the diabetes mellitus population burden by applying the prevalence rates to Maltese population data by age and gender

From: The diabesity health economic crisis—the size of the crisis in a European island state following a cross-sectional study

Maltese Population Diabetes Prevalence
Age Total Maltese Population by agea Total (CI) Previously Known (CI) Unknown Diabetics (CI)
 25–34 62,180 404 (143–964)   404 (143–964)
 35–44 56,575 2,489 (1,765–3,491) 933 (515–1,641) 1,556 (996–2,399)
 45–54 55,113 5,054 (4,007–6,332) 2,712 (1,962–3,726) 2,337 (1,642–3,296)
 55–64 59,268 11,611 (10,052–13,347) 6,638 (5,435–8,060) 4,976 (3,935–6,253)
Total 233,136 19,558 (15,967–24,134) 10,283 (7,912–13,427) 9,273 (6,716–12,911)
Age Male Maltese Population by agea Maltese Male Population Diabetes Prevalence
Total (CI) Previously Known (CI) Unknown Diabetics (CI)
 25–34 32,359    
 35–44 29,143 1,781 (1,195–2,611) 667 (332–1,271) 1,113 (664–1,821)
 45–54 27,728 4,204 (3,252–5,368) 2,426 (1,708–3,397) 1,777 (1,173–2,651)
 55–64 29,585 6,935 (5,784–8,236) 3,763 (2,896–4,840) 3,172 (2,379–4,189)
Total 118,815 12,920 (10,231–16,216) 6,856 (4,937–9,507) 6,062 (4,216–8,661)
Age Female Maltese Population by agea Maltese Female Population Diabetes Prevalence
Total (CI) Previously Known (CI) Unknown Diabetics (CI)
 25–34 29,821 397 (143–945)   397 (143–945)
 35–44 27,432 658 (313–1,300) 247 (49–749) 411 (148–977)
 45–54 27,385 1,060 (633–1,733) 424 (173–934) 630 (318–1,210)
 55–64 29,683 4,625 (3,648–5,806) 2,853 (2087–3,856) 1,772 (1,178–2,624)
Total 114,321 6,740 (4,736–9,785) 3,524 (2,309–5,539) 3,210 (1,787–5,756)
  1. CI − 95% Confidence intervals
  2. a2013 Malta Demographic Report