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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

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist


(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


(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


(Adults with diabetes n=125)

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=120)

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

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