NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EpiCast Report: Diabetic Foot Ulcers - Epidemiology Forecast to 2025
Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a common and disabling condition among people with diabetes. Globally, the prevalence of DFU among people with diabetes varies widely, ranging from 5.1% in the UK to approximately 11.9% in Algeria. The lifetime risk of developing a DFU in an individual with diabetes is approximately 25%. DFUs have become an increasingly significant public health concern in both the developed and the developing world, and are a major cause of hospitalizations and the leading cause of lower-extremity amputations in diabetics. Given the increasing prevalence of diabetes coupled with the aging population, the burden of complications related to diabetes such as DFUs is likely to increase over the next 20 years.
GlobalData epidemiologists forecast that the diagnosed incident cases of DFU among the diagnosed diabetic population in the 7 MM will increase from 1,060,036 cases in 2015 to 1,487,754 cases in 2025, at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 4.03%. In the 7MM, GlobalData epidemiologists forecast that the total prevalent cases of DFUs among the diagnosed diabetic population will increase from 4,975,656 cases in 2015 to 7,063,884 cases in 2025, at an AGR of 4.20%.
GlobalData epidemiologists forecast the diagnosed incident cases and total prevalent cases of DFU in the 7MM from 2015-2025 using studies published in peer-reviewed journals that provided age- and sex-specific diagnosed incidence and total prevalence of DFU in the respective markets. GlobalData epidemiologists further segmented the diagnosed incident cases of DFU by classification of DFUs (neuropathic, ischemic, and neuroischemic). Additionally, the report includes a forecast of the cases of diabetic foot infection and peripheral artery disease (PAD) among the diagnosed incident population of DFUs in the 7MM. GlobalData epidemiologists ensured that the forecast methodology was consistent across all the 7MM to allow for a meaningful comparison of the forecast numbers across these markets.