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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Composite measure: Adults with diabetes who had at least 1 hemoglobin A1c measurement, a retinal eye examination, and a foot examination in the past year.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measures 5-12, 5-13, 5-14.

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

Tables

13 Adults with diabetes who had at least one hemoglobin A1c test, a retinal eye examination, and a foot examination in the past year, United States, 2002, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Family income
  • Education

Data Source

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

Denominator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older with diabetes who answered the Diabetes Care Survey (DCS) question and had valid, non-missing responses to all 3 questions.

Numerator

U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized adults age 18 and older with diabetes whose answers indicated they had at least 1 hemoglobin A1c test, a retinal eye examination, and a foot examination in 2002.

Comments

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

See entries for each of the 3 components of the composite measure for further details about the individual survey questions.

 

 

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