Study populations

France, in 2016, had an estimated population of 67m. Low fertility rates will continue to be a feature in the next two decades leading to population decline, and further ageing population. In 2050, it is projected that 32% of the population will be at least 60 years old while only 22% of the population will be under the age of 20 years. Furthermore, 16% of the population will be 75 years of age or over, constituting more than 10m.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 3.3m people living with the condition and an estimated 1.2m undiagnosed cases. France is the ranked 6th highest in the world for diabetes–related health expenditure at $19bn USD.

Report & Infographic 

Cover page for France 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

41.7% In time for screening, 54.2% When visual problems have already occurred, 4.2% Too late for effective treatment
(Ophthamologists n=24)
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

34.1% Sufficient information available, 12.2% Information not sufficient, 43.9% No written information available, 9.8% Don’t know
(All providers n=41)
Sufficient information available Information not sufficient No written information available Don’t know

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

39.3% Vision loss, 19% Cardiovascular disease/stroke, 16.7% Kidney disease, 11.9% Amputation
(Adults with diabetes n=84)
Vision loss Cardiovascular disease/stroke Kidney disease

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

53.6% Every visit, 17.9% Multiple times per year, 11.9% Once a year, 2.4% When symptoms arise, 2.4% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=41)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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