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.
Report & Infographic
Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist
- 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
(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
(Adults with diabetes n=32)
- Don’t Know
Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers
(Adults with diabetes n=73)
- Every visit
- Multiple times per year
- Once a year
- When symptoms arise
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