Indicator full name: Number of new cases of diabetes mellitus
Unit: number of cases
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1984—2022
Last updated: 04 October 2023
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Members of the EU before Feb 2020
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
- Small countries
- Western Balkans
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E045608.T
Number of patients with newly diagnosed diabetes (ICD-9: 250; ICD-10: E10-E14) during the given calendar year._
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Note: The number of new cases of diabetes increased in 2013. Firstly, this is due to recourse to
medical institutions in cases of illness, as well as increase in type II diabetes, as prevalence of
risk factors (smoking, high blood pressure, physical lack of exercise, obesity) for this disease
remains high in the population.
of Srpska-Department of Epidemiology, Diabetes Register
Department for Health of Brcko District
establishment in out-patient-care (diabetology).
In 2014 data not available
care practice was changed so that the reimbursement was possible only after a six month period with
revised lifestyle (diet, physical activity, etc.) causing the observed decrease in the number of new
reimbursements for a few years.Note: The data are based on special reimbursement rights for diabetes
medication from Kela (Social Insurance Institution). The rules to get such a reimbursement was
tightened in 1994 so that the reimbursement was possible only after a six month period with revised
lifestyle (diet, physical activity, etc.), which was followed by a significant reduction in the
number of new reimbursements for a few years.. The rules were changed in 2007 and 2010 so that the
people in need for diabetes medication received the special reimbursement right for medication
faster than before. This caused the rapid increases in both 2008 and 2011.
and diagnostic data of the prevention and rehabilitation facilities patients, special evaluation by
the Federal Statistical Office.
http://www.destatis.de or http://www.gbe-bund.de
Deviation from the definition: Data on new cases does not exist. Data contains the number of
patients with diabetes mellitus (ICD-9: 250; ICD-10: E10-E14) discharged from hospital. The number
of discharges includes deaths in hospitals, but excludes same-day separations and transfers to other
care units within the same institutions.
Break in time series: Up to and including the reporting year 2002, data only include discharges in
general hospitals and mental health hospitals. From reporting year 2003, data include additionally
discharges in preventive and rehabilitative hospitals, however discharges of these institutions with
less than 100 beds are not included. The years before 2003 are therefore not comparable to the
From the reporting year 2000, for the first time, data have been collected according to ICD-10.
Break in time series: improved registration practice of the patients from 2005.
HIC data from Compulsory Health Insurance Database.
Coverage: Incidence cases registered in primary and out-patient health care institutions during the
(Netherlands Information Network of General Practice). The LINH is based on 5 GP registers.
Break in time series:
2014: since year 2014, data from private sector included.
observed decline in 2014 is mostly due to underreporting at the level of Belgrade, the biggest
district in Serbia.
Web page: http://www.nczisk.sk/Publikacie/Edicia_Zdravotnicka_statistika/Pages/default.aspx
Health: National database of outpatient prescription drugs (data from Compulsory Health Insurance
Database). The number includes new recipients of antidiabetic medication (all ages, run-in period 12
months). Coverage: national. Diabetic patients treated only with lifestyle modification are not
erased as the information is not sufficient.
?Statistical card of a patient?.
Numbers for ?Number of new cases, diabetes mellitus? are taken from the National Diabetes Audit
(NDA), which covers England and Wales.
The NDA collects information on patients diagnosed over a 15 month time period from January to March
the following year:
2009-10 covers 1 January 2009 to 31 March 2010
2010-11 covers 1 January 2010 to 31 March 2011
2011-12 covers 1 January 2011 to 31 March 2012
2012-13 covers 1 January 2012 to 31 March 2013
2013-14 covers 1 January 2013 to 31 March 2014
2014-15 covers 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2015
This means that patients who have been diagnosed between January and Marchÿin a calendar year will
appear in the count of patients for two successive audit years.
These figures are taken from patient registrations from primary care where the patient?s GP practice
participated in the audit. The participation rates (percentage of GP practices) for each audit year
are as follows:
2013-14 ? 57.1%
2014-15 ? 57.3%