Table 3

Associations between T1D prevalence rate and both the Ibs and life expectancy (years) at birth in different country groupings categorized considering their socioeconomic, geographic location and cultural backgrounds

IbsLife expectancy at birth
Country groupingPearson’s rSignificancePearson’s rSignificance
APEC (n=16)0.3400.1970.3690.160
Arab World (n=13)0.7480.0030.4690.106
EEA (n=29)0.4790.0090.5740.001
ACD (n=20)−0.2680.253−0.3920.087
OECD (n=34)0.3650.0340.1550.382
LAC (n=26)0.5240.0060.0440.831
  • ACD, Asia Cooperation Dialogue; APEC, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; EEA, European Economic Area; Ibs, Biological State Index; LAC, Latin America and the Caribbean; OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; T1D, type 1 diabetes.