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

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

(All Providers n=17)

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

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

(All providers n=18)

  • Sufficient information available
  • Information not sufficient
  • No written information available

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

(Adults with diabetes n=61)

  • Vision loss
  • Amputation
  • Kidney disease
  • Cardiovascular disease/stroke

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

(Adults with diabetes n=61)

  • Every visit
  • Multiple times per year
  • Once a year
  • When symptoms arise
  • Never
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