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EpiCast Report: Diabetic Foot Ulcers - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022

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Published Date : Oct 2013

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Metabolic Disorders

No. of Pages : 42 Pages

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a major complication of diabetes and the most common foot injury in diabetics. DFUs occur as a result of trauma to or extreme pressure on any part of the foot in diabetics. The lifetime risk of an individual with diabetes developing a DFU is approximately 25%, according to a meta-analysis of studies conducted during 19802004. DFUs have become an increasingly significant public health concern in both the developed and the developing world, and are a major cause of hospitalizations, as well the leading cause of lower-extremity amputations, in diabetics.

Globally, the morbidity associated with DFUs varies widely, with the prevalence ranging from 1.4% in the UK to approximately 12% in Algeria (Boulton, 2000; Lavery et al., 2003; Reiber, 2001). Given the increasing prevalence of diabetes, coupled with the aging population, the burden of complications related to diabetes, such as DFUs, is also likely to increase over the next 20 years (Boulton et al., 2005).

GlobalData epidemiologists forecast that the total prevalent cases of DFUs in the six major markets (6MM) (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK) will grow from 3,811,190 cases in 2012 to 5,647,926 cases in 2022, at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 4.82%. Approximately 80% of the total prevalent cases of DFUs will be in the US, with the number of cases increasing from 2,842,976 cases in 2012 to 4,328,256 cases in 2022, at an AGR of 5.22%. The increase in the number of total prevalent cases of DFUs in the 6MM is the result of changing population demographics and GlobalDatas predicted increase in the diagnosed prevalent cases of diabetes in the 6MM.


  • The diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) EpiCast Report provides an overview of the risk factors and epidemiological trends for DFU in the seven major markets (6MM) (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK). It includes a 10-year epidemiological forecast of the total prevalent cases of DFUs in the diagnosed diabetic population segmented by age, (ages 20 to >85 years), sex, and the proportion of diabetic foot infections in these markets.
  • The DFU epidemiology report is written and developed by Mastersand PhD-level epidemiologists.
  • The EpiCast Report is in-depth, high quality, transparent and market-driven, providing expert analysis of disease trends in the 6MM.

Reasons to buy

  • Develop business strategies by understanding the trends shaping and driving the global DFU market.
  • Quantify patient populations in the global DFU market to improve product design, pricing, and launch plans.
  • Organize sales and marketing efforts by identifying the age groups and sex that present the best opportunities for DFU therapeutics in each of the markets covered.
Table of Content

1 Table of Contents 4
1.1 List of Tables 6
1.2 List of Figures 6

2 Introduction 7
2.1 Catalyst 7

3 Epidemiology 8
3.1 Disease Background 8
3.2 Risk Factors and Comorbidities 8
3.2.1 An Increased Duration of Diabetes Triples the Risk of Dfus 9
3.2.2 Men Diabetics are at Higher Risk for Dfus than Women Diabetics 10
3.3 Global Trends 10
3.3.1 US 11
3.3.2 5EU 12
3.4 Forecast Methodology 13
3.4.1 Sources Used 14
3.4.2 Sources Not Used 16
3.4.3 Forecast Assumptions and Methods, Diagnosed Prevalent Cases of Diabetes 17
3.4.4 Forecast Assumptions and Methods, Diabetic Foot Ulcers 20
3.5 Epidemiological Forecast for DFUs (2012-2022) 23
3.5.1 Total Prevalent Cases of DFUs 23
3.5.2 Age-Specific Total Prevalent Cases of DFUs 25
3.5.3 Sex-Specific Total Prevalent Cases of DFUs 27
3.5.4 Total Prevalent Cases of Diabetic Foot Infections 29
3.6 Discussion 31
3.6.1 Epidemiological Forecast Insight 31
3.6.2 Limitations of the Analysis 31
3.6.3 Strengths of the Analysis 32

4 Appendix 33
4.1 Bibliography 33
4.2 About the Authors 37
4.2.1 Epidemiologists 37
4.2.2 Reviewers 37
4.2.3 Global Director of Epidemiology and Health Policy 38
4.2.4 Global Head of Healthcare 39
4.3 About GlobalData 40
4.4 About EpiCast 40
4.5 Disclaimer 41

List of Table

Table 1: Risk Factors for DFUs 9
Table 2: Epidemiological Sources Used to Forecast the Total Prevalence of DFUs and Diabetic Foot Infections in the Diagnosed Diabetic Population 14
Table 3: 6MM, Total Prevalent Cases of DFUs, Ages

List of Chart

Figure 1: 6MM, Total Prevalent Cases of DFUs, Ages

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