Study populations 

Russia, in 2016, had an estimated population of 144m with 17% under the age of 15 years and 14% over the age of 65. As with most countries in Europe which are ageing by 2050, one in five (21%) Russians will be over the age of 65 years, which represents some 26m people.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 12.1m people living with the condition. Russia is ranked 8th highest in the world for diabetes–related health expenditure at $14bn USD.

Report & Infographic 

Cover page for Russia 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

0% In time for screening, 69.2% When visual problems have already occurred, 30.8% Too late for effective treatment
(Ophthamologists n=13)
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

77.7% Have had an eye exam, 22.3% Never had an eye exam
(All providers n=103)
Have had an eye exam
Never had an eye exam  

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

33% Vision loss, 24% Cardiovascular disease/stroke, 14% Amputation, 13% Neuropathy
(Adults with diabetes n=100)
Vision loss Cardiovascular disease/stroke

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

24.3% Every visit, 8.7% Multiple times per year, 27.2% Once a year, 22.3% When symptoms arise, 8.7% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=103)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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