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Data set notes
European Health for All database (WHO)

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
Number of new cases of diabetes mellitus
Indicator code: E045608.T

Number of patients with newly diagnosed diabetes (ICD-9: 250; ICD-10: E10-E14) during the given calendar year._
Country notes
Armenia
Source of data: National Health Information Analytic Center, Ministry of Health of the Republic of
Armenia http://moh.am/?section=static_pages/index&id=625&subID=824,29.
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.
Austria
Data are not available.
Belgium
No incidence data available.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Public Health Institute of Federation of B&H; Diabetes Register Public Health Institute of Republic
of Srpska-Department of Epidemiology, Diabetes Register
Department for Health of Brcko District
Cyprus
No data are available
Czechia
Source: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of CR (IHIS CR). Survey on activity of health
establishment in out-patient-care (diabetology).
In 2014 data not available
Denmark
Source: The National Diabetes Registry, The Danish Health Data Authority.
Estonia
Source: Annual reporting, National Institute for Health Development. Over-reported due to the
aggregate reporting.
Finland
Note: The data is based on information on special reimbursement for diabetes medication. In 1994 the
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.
France
Data are not available.
Georgia
Source: National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia (NCDC) (http://www.ncdc.ge)
Germany
Source: Federal Statistical Office, Hospital statistics - diagnostic data of the hospital patients
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
following years.
From the reporting year 2000, for the first time, data have been collected according to ICD-10.
Greece
Data are not available.
Hungary
Data are not available.
Iceland
Data are not available.
Ireland
Data are not available.
Latvia
Source of data: Since 2002 the data source has been the Diabetes Mellitus Register.
Break in time series: improved registration practice of the patients from 2005.
Lithuania
Source: Up to 2005: LHIC (Lithuanian Health Information Centre) annual report data. From 2006: HI
HIC data from Compulsory Health Insurance Database.
Coverage: Incidence cases registered in primary and out-patient health care institutions during the
year.
Luxembourg
Data are not available.
Malta
Newly diagnosed cases at St. Luke's Hospital Diabetes clinic.
Montenegro
Data are not available.
Netherlands
Source of data: RIVM (The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment), based on LINH
(Netherlands Information Network of General Practice). The LINH is based on 5 GP registers.
Norway
Data are not available.
Poland
Data are not available.
Portugal
Source of data: Ministry of Health - National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge ? Medicos
Sentinela
Romania
Source: Routine reporting system data (data collected from family physician).
Break in time series:
2014: since year 2014, data from private sector included.
Serbia
Source of data: Institute of Public Health of Serbia, Serbian Diabetes Registry. The reason for the
observed decline in 2014 is mostly due to underreporting at the level of Belgrade, the biggest
district in Serbia.
Slovakia
Source. National Health Information Centre (NIC)
Web page: http://www.nczisk.sk/Publikacie/Edicia_Zdravotnicka_statistika/Pages/default.aspx
Slovenia
Source of data 2010-2015: Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia and National Institute of Public
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
included.
Sweden
Data are not available.
Switzerland
Only hospital discharge data available yet, and no information on new cases. The series have been
erased as the information is not sufficient.
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Source: Diabetes registry, Institute for Public Health (IPH).
Turkey
Source of data: General Directorate of Health Information Systems
Turkmenistan
Source of data: Administrative medical statistics, forms: 5 ?Report on morbidity? and 025-2/y
?Statistical card of a patient?.
Ukraine
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.
United Kingdom
England & Wales data provided by QOF HSCIC.

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:
2009-10: 75.8%
2010-11: 80.9%
2011-12: 87.9%
2012-13: 70.6%
2013-14 ? 57.1%
2014-15 ? 57.3%