Study populations 

Venezuela, in 2016, had an estimated population of 31.5m with 29% under 15 years of age and only 6% over the age of 65 years; this will drastically change in the decades to come despite its increasing population. By 2050, the population will increase to 41.5m and 16% (6.5m) will be those over the age of 65 years.

Alongside the ageing population, diabetes prevalence is increasing – with the most recent statistics reporting 2.1m people living with the condition and an estimated 733,400 undiagnosed cases.

Report & Infographic 

Cover page for Venezuela 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.

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

50% Sufficient information available, 25% Information not sufficient, 25% No written information available, 0% Don’t know
(All providers n=4)
Sufficient information available Information not sufficient No written information available Don’t know

Percentage of adults with diabetes who have completed an eye exam

50% Have had an eye exam, 50% Never had an eye exam
(Opthamologists n=8)
Have had an eye exam
Never had an eye exam

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

25% Amputation, 25% Vision loss, 25% Kidney disease, 25% Cardiovascular disease/stroke
(Adults with diabetes n=8)
Amputation Vision loss
Kidney disease
Cardiovascular disease/stroke

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

25% Every visit, 25% Multiple times per year, 37.5% Once a year When symptoms arise, 12.5% Never
(Adults with diabetes n=8)
Every visit Multiple times per year Once a year When symptoms arise Never

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