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Table 2—

Comparison of prevalence and life expectancy between Mozambique and Zambia

LocationPrevalence of insulin-requiring diabetes per 100,000 populationEstimated life expectancy*
0–14 years15+ years
Mozambique    
    National 3.5 3.5 5.2 
    Capital 9.1 3.8 20 
    Urban 5.0 2.1 11.1 
    Rural 1.4 0.6 2.9 
Zambia    
    National 12.0 11.2 16.7 
    Capital 18.0 18.0 27.0 
    Urban 12.6 13.0 19.0 
    Rural 9.5 9.0 14.0 
LocationPrevalence of insulin-requiring diabetes per 100,000 populationEstimated life expectancy*
0–14 years15+ years
Mozambique    
    National 3.5 3.5 5.2 
    Capital 9.1 3.8 20 
    Urban 5.0 2.1 11.1 
    Rural 1.4 0.6 2.9 
Zambia    
    National 12.0 11.2 16.7 
    Capital 18.0 18.0 27.0 
    Urban 12.6 13.0 19.0 
    Rural 9.5 9.0 14.0 
*

Estimated life expectancy assumes incidence of insulin-requiring diabetes of 1 per 100,000 per year for 0–14 and 0.67 per 100,000 per year for 15+ (ref. 4) and uses the method described in the text.

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