Argentina

Study populations

Argentina, in 2016, had an estimated population of 46.3m with some 33% under the age of 20 years and 15% over the age of 60 years. By 2040, the age distribution is expected to dramatically change with those over the age of 60 years representing 20% (10.9m) of the population.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 1.7m people living with the condition and an estimated 592,600 undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic

Cover page for Argentina 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

0% In time for screening, 88.9% When visual problems have already occurred, 11.1% Too late for effective treatment
(Ophthamologists n=48)
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

36.8% Sufficient information available, 10.5% Information not sufficient, 47.3% No written information available 5.3% Don’t know
(All providers n=109)
Sufficient information available Information not sufficient No written information available Don’t know

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

43.5% Vision loss, 23.1% Kidney disease, 15.7% Cardiovascular disease/stroke, 7.4% Amputation
(Adults with diabetes n=50)
Vision loss Kidney disease Cardiovascular disease/stroke Amputation

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

21.1% Every visit, 22% Multiple times per year, 32.1% Once a year, 13.8% When symptoms arise, 6.4% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=48)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never
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