Nearly 500,000 people suffer from diabetes in Magwe
Nearly 13 percent of Magwe residents are living with diabetes, according to a disease specialist.
Speaking at a public health awareness forum at Magwe City Hall earlier this month, professor U Tint Swe Latt said that the rate of diabetes in the region was more than the national average.
“In Magwe Region, 12.6pc of the population suffers from diabetes, whereas nationally, the average is 10.5pc,” he said.
According to the 2014 census, there are almost 4 million people living in Magwe Region.
Professor Tint Swe Latt’s figures are drawn from a study conducted in 201314 by the World Health Organization, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. The study examined the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Myanmar.
Despite the high figures in Magwe, the region has the fourth-highest rate of diabetes in the country. In Yangon, it is estimated that as much as 18.2pc