Study populations 

Mexico, in 2016, had an estimated population of 123.1m with 27% under the age of 15 years and 11% over the age of 60 years. By 2050, Mexico will have aged considerably – with older people representing some 30% of the total population or 45m.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 11.5m people living with the condition rising in 2040 to 20.6m. There are an estimated 3.9m undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic 

Cover page for Mexico 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

)% In time for screening, 75% When visual problems have already occurred, 25% Too late for effective treatment
(Ophthamologists n=20)
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

49.8% Have had an eye exam, 50.2% Never had an eye exam
(Adults with diabetes n=261)
Have had an eye exam
Never had an eye exam

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

20.5% Sufficient information available, 36.4% Information not sufficient, 43.2% No written information available, 0% Don’t know
(All providers n=44)
Sufficient information available Information not sufficient No written information available Don’t know

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

18.9% Every visit, 8.5% Multiple times per year, 24.8% Once a year, 27.8% When symptoms arise, 17.8% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=270)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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