Portugal

Study populations 

Portugal, in 2016, had an estimated population of 10.3m with 13% under the age of 15 years and 21% over the age of 65 years. By 2050, it is expected that one in three people will be in the older age groups (35%, 3.2m) and 14% under the age of 15 years.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 1m people living with the condition and an estimated 397,900 undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic

Cover page for Portugal 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 opthamologist

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(Opthamologists n=34)
In time for screening When visual problems have already occurred Too late for effective treatment

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

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(All providers n=55)
Sufficient information available Information not sufficient No written information available Don’t know

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

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(Adults with diabetes n=69)
Vision loss Cardiovascular disease/stroke Amputation
Kidney disease

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

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(Adults with diabetes n=67)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never
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