Proportionally fewer diabetics live in North Holland than in other provinces. Only in Utrecht is the percentage lower (5.1%). The percentage is the highest in Drenthe. Here, 7.4% of residents have been diagnosed with diabetes. Relatively many people also have diabetes in Limburg (7.1%) and Groningen (6.8%).
There are major local differences within North Holland. According to the most recent figures, most people with diabetes live in Den Helder. In this municipality, 7.4% of the residents have diabetes. The percentage is also much higher in Purmerend than elsewhere in the province. The top 5 municipalities with the most diabetics:
Den Helder: 7.4% of the inhabitants
Purmerend: 7.3% of the inhabitants
Heemskerk: 6.7% of the inhabitants
Zaanstad: 6.3% of the inhabitants
Beverwijk: 6.2% of the inhabitants
The percentage is the lowest in Bloemendaal: 3.6%.
In the municipality of Hoorn, 5.9% of the residents have diabetes type 1 and 2. Compared to the other West Frisian municipalities, the percentage is the highest in Hoorn. In the municipality of Koggenland, 4.4% of the residents have the disease.
In the Netherlands there are more than 1.1 million people with diabetes; 90% of these have type 2 diabetes.