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

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

(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

(Opthamologists n=8)

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

Complications adults with diabetes were most concerned about

(Adults with diabetes n=8)

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

Frequency of discussions about eye complications with health care providers

(Adults with diabetes n=8)

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

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