Brazil, in 2016, had an estimated population of 209.5m with 23% under the age of 15 years and only 8% over the age of 65 years, yet this is predicted to dramatically change in the decades to come despite its increasing population. By 2050, over 1 in 5 people (15%, 54.8m) will be over the age of 65 years, whereas only 15% will be under the age of 15 years.
Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 14.3m people living with the condition and an estimated 5.76m undiagnosed cases. Brazil will remain in the top 10 countries for the highest adult population with diabetes in 2050 at an estimated 23.3m.
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