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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Socioeconomic Differences in Effectiveness of Care: Diabetes

Measure Income Difference[1] Educational Difference[2] Insurance Difference[3]
  <100% 100-199% 200-399% <HS HS Grad Uninsured
Management of Diabetes[4]
Adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in past year3 Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability
Adults with diabetes who had a lipid profile in past two years3 Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability
Adults with diabetes who had a retinal eye examination in past year3 Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability
Adults with diabetes who had a foot examination in past year3 Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability
Adults with diabetes who had an influenza immunization in past year3 Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability
Key to Quality of Health Care Tables
Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care: Selected population and comparison population receive about same quality of health care
Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population: Selected population receives better quality care than the comparison population
Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population: Selected population receives worse quality care than the comparison population
Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability: Data are collected but do not meet criteria for statistical reliability

[1] Compared with persons with family incomes 400% of federal poverty thresholds or above.

[2] Compared with persons with any college education.

[3] Compared with person under 65 with any private health insurance.

[4] Source: MEPS, 2000. This source did not collect information on Asians and NHOPIs separately but in aggregate as Asian or Pacific Islander. This source did not collect information for >1 race.

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