Study populations

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.

Report & Infographic

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthalmologist

(Ophthamologists n=53)

  • 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

(All providers n=86)<

  • Sufficient information available
  • Information not sufficient
  • No written information available
  • Don’t know

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

(Adults with diabetes n=128)

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

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

(Adults with diabetes n=123)

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