Uganda

Study populations 

Uganda, in 2015, had an estimated population of 80m with 48% under the age of 15 and only 3% were 65 years and older.

By 2050, the nation’s population will increase to 101m with a decrease in the younger age cohort (36%) and an increase in those aged 65 years and older (4%).

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 400,600 people living with the condition and an estimated 285,800 undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic 

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Time of presentation for screening with an ophthamologist

0% In time for screening, 100% When visual problems have already occurred, 0% Too late for effective treatment
(Ophthamologists n=4)
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

28.6% Have had an eye exam, 71.4% Never had an eye exam
(Adults with diabetes n=7)
Have had an eye exam
Never had an eye exam  

Percentage of health care providers who share patient data with other health care providers to optimize patient care

62.5% Yes, 37.5% No, 0% Don't Know
(Adults with diabetes n=8)
Yes No
Don't Know
 

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

42.9% Every visit, 57.1% When symptoms arise
(Adults with diabetes n=7)
Every visit When symptoms arise  
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