The percentage of adults in China with diabetes surpassed that of the United States in 2010, with almost 12 percent suffering from the disease, driven largely by economic prosperity, researchers said.
Illustration: 11.6 percent of adults in China suffered from diabetes in 2010, compared with 11.3 percent in the United States. Insulin injections are commonly used to treat the condition.
The overall prevalence of diabetes in China in 2010 was found to be 11.6 percent of adults -- 12.1 percent in men, and 11 percent in women, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
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