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.
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