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

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthalmologist

(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

(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

(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

(Adults with diabetes n=270)

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