Study populations

Malaysia, in 2015, had an estimated population of 30.7m with 24% under the age of 15 years (7.5m) and 9% over the age of 60 years (1.7m). By 2050, Malaysia will have aged considerably with older people representing some 24% of the total population (9.7m). Of note, is that 4% of the population will be aged 80 years and over.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 3.3m people living with the condition and an estimated 1.7m undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist

(Ophthamologists n=12)

  • In time for screening
  • When visual problems have already occurred

Availability of DR patient education materials in health care providers’ offices

(All providers n=35)

  • Sufficient information available
  • Information not sufficient
  • No written information available

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

(Adults with diabetes n=109)

  • Vision loss
  • Kidney disease
  • Cardiovascular disease/stroke
  • Amputation

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

(Adults with diabetes n=109)

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