Study populations

Colombia, in 2015, had an estimated population of 48.8m with 12% aged 60 years and over and 25% under the age of 15 years. By 2050, the projected population is 55m and the proportion of older people will increase to 34%, that is every third person will be aged 60 years and over.

Alongside the ageing population, the prevalence of people with diabetes appears to be increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 3m people living with diabetes and an estimated 1.2m undiagnosed cases.


Report & Infographic 

 Cover page for Colombia 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.

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist

117.4% In time for screening, 78.3% When visual problems have already occurred, 4.3% Too late for effective treatment
(Ophthamologists n=23)
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

15.6% Sufficient information available, 22.2% Information not sufficient, 56.3% No written information available 5.9% Don’t know
(All providers n=135)
Sufficient information available Information not sufficient No written information available Don’t know

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

62.4% Yes, 34.4% No, 3.2% Don't Know
(Adults with diabetes n=125)
Don't Know

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

25% Every visit, 34.2% Multiple times per year, 17.5% Once a year, 12.5% When symptoms arise, 10% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=120)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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