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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

Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist


(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


(All providers n=103)

  • Have had an eye exam
  • Never had an eye exam

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about


(Adults with diabetes n=100)

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

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers


(Adults with diabetes n=103)

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

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