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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Adults with diabetes who had a lipid profile in the past 2 years

Measure Source

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

Tables

11 Percent of adults with diabetes who had a lipid profile in the past 2 years, 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: "About how long has it been since you had your blood cholesterol checked by a doctor or other health professional?"

Numerator

Adult U.S. population (18 years of age and older, civilian, noninstitutionalized) with diabetes who answered "Within the past one years" or "Within the past two years" to the DCS question.

Comments

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

 

 

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