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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Management of Diabetes

Adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in the past year

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 5-12.

National Alliance for Diabetes Quality Improvement, National Quality Forum, 2002.

Tables

10 Percent of adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in the past year, United States, 2001, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Denominator

Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) with diabetes who answered the Diabetes Care Supplement (DCS) question: "During 2001, how many times did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional check for glycosylated hemoglobin or 'hemoglobin A-one-C'?"

Numerator

Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) with diabetes who indicated they had a hemoglobin A1c test at least once in 2001.

Comments

Nonresponses and "Don't know" responses to the DCS question were excluded from the analysis.

 

 

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