Study populations

Algeria, in 2016, had an estimated population of 40m with around 29% under the age of 15 years and only 6% over the age of 65 years. By 2050, the population will increase some 40% marked by a decrease in the proportion of younger people (20%) and increase in those aged 65 years and over (17%, 9.5m).

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 1.7m people living with the condition and an estimated 693,800 undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic

Cover page for Algeria Study Report. For accessible PDF version of full report click the image.
Info-graphic containing overview of findings. For an accessible PDF please click the image.

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist

20.8% In time for screening, 62.5% When visual problems have already occurred, 16.7% Too late for effective treatment
(Opthamologists n=16)
In time for screening When visual problems have already occurred Too late for effective treatment

Availability of DR patient education materials in health care providers’ offices

26.6% Sufficient information available, 11.9% Information not sufficient, 55.1% No written information available, 6.4% Don’t know
(All providers n=93)
Sufficient information available Information not sufficient No written information available Don’t know

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

48% Vision loss, 12% Kidney disease, 18% Cardiovascular disease/stroke, 12% Amputation
(Adults with diabetes n=50)
Vision loss Kidney disease Cardiovascular disease/stroke Amputation

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

39.6% Every visit, 16.7% Multiple times per year, 6.3% Once a year, 25% When symptoms arise, 10.4% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=49)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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