South America

Merida

Joined the programme in 2018

The diabetes challenge in Merida

77.9%

is the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults in Mérida.2

89%

of adults with diabetes in Mérida live in urban areas.1

51%

of children in Mérida aged 6-12 were overweight or had obesity in 2012.3

References

1.

International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 8 ed. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation;2017. 

2.

Salazar PJ. Ocho de cada 10 adultos padecen obesidad en Mérida; 2017. https://sipse.com/milenio/ocho-de-cada-10-adultospadecen-obesidad-en-merida-274528.html. Accessed April 2019. 

3.

Mendez N B-PT, Palma-Solis M, Zavala-Castro J, Dickinson F, Azcorra H, and Prelip M. . Ethnicity and Income Impact on BMI and Stature of School Children Living in Urban Southern Mexico. Journal of Biosocial Science. 2016;48(2):143-157.