Japan

Study populations 

Japan, in 2016, had an estimated population of 126m with 13% (16m) under the age of 15 years and 27% (34m) over the age of 65. Due to Japan’s low fertility rates, by 2050, the population in Japan is expected to decrease by 15% and those aged 65 years or older will represent 36% (39m) of the total population.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 7.2m people living with the condition and an estimated 3.4m undiagnosed cases.

Time of presentation for screening with an opthamologist

26.9% In time for screening, 73.1% When visual problems have already occurred, 0% Too late for effective treatment
(Opthamologists n=26)
In time for screening When visual problems have already occurred Too late for effective treatment

Percentage of adults with diabetes who have completed an Eye Exam

58.9% Have had an eye exam, 41.1% Never had an eye exam
(All providers n=73)
Have had an eye exam
Never had an eye exam
 

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

71.9% Yes, 18.8% No, 9.4% Don't Know
(Adults with diabetes n=32)
Yes
No
Don't Know
 

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

11% Every visit, 38.4% Multiple times per year, 21.9% Once a year, 9.6% When symptoms arise, 16.4% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=73)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never
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