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Table 3 Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa 1990-2011

From: Diabetes in Sub Saharan Africa 1999-2011: Epidemiology and public health implications. a systematic review

Country Author Site Sample size Method Prevalence GDM among women giving birth (%) (95% CI)
Ethiopia Seyoum (1999) [42] Rural 890 OGTT 3.7 (2.5 - 4.9)
Ethiopia Hailu (1994) [44] Rural/Urban 567 OGTT 9.2
South Africa Mamabolo (2006) [43] Rural 262 OGTT 1.5
(0.4 - 3.8)
Tanzania Swai (1991) [45] Rural 189 OGTT 0
South Africa Ranchod (1991) [46] Urban 1721 OGTT 3.8