Study populations

Bangladesh, in 2016, had an estimated population of 162.9m with 29% under the age of 15 years (47m) and 5% over the age of 65 years (8.1m). By 2050, the population distribution will have changed considerably with 15.5% (31.4m) of the population being in the older age group.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 7.1m people living with the condition and an estimated 3.6m undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic

Cover page for Bangladesh 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.

Percentage of health care providers who share patient data with other health care providers to optimize patient care

70.6% Yes, 23.5% No, 5.9% Don't Know
(All Providers n=17)
Don't Know

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

27.8% Sufficient information available, 38.9% Information not sufficient, 33.3% No written information available
(All providers n=18)
Sufficient information available Information not sufficient No written information available  

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

44.3% Vision loss, 19.7% Amputation, 14.8% Kidney disease, 8.2% Cardiovascular disease/stroke
(Adults with diabetes n=61)
Vision loss Amputation Kidney disease Cardiovascular disease/stroke

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

34.4% Every visit, 27.9% Multiple times per year, 23% Once a year, 11.5% When symptoms arise, 3.3% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=61)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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