Population Health Survey 2020-22 of the Department of Health collected data of both self-reported doctor-diagnosed diabetes and with no self-reported history but raised blood glucose by biomedical testing. The survey observed that 5.4% of the persons aged 15 – 84 (7.3% for males; 3.6% for females) self-reported of having doctor-diagnosed diabetes and another 3.1% (3.8% for males; 2.5% for females) had no self-reported history but raised blood glucose by biochemical testing. Combining the self-reported doctor-diagnosed and biochemical testing detected cases, the total prevalence of diabetes among local population aged 15 – 84 was 8.5% (11.1% for males; 6.1% for females).
Diabetes is a major cause of death in Hong Kong. In 2021, it claimed 548 registered deaths (provisional figures), and was the tenth leading cause of death in Hong Kong, accounting for 1.1% of all registered deaths.