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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Management: Receipt of Recommended Services for Diabetes

Effective management of diabetes includes HbA1c testing, eye examination, and foot examination in the past year, as well as appropriate influenza immunization and lipid management.16,17

Figure 2.5. Adults with diagnosed diabetes who had three recommended services for diabetes in the past year, by race (top), ethnicity (middle), and family income (bottom) 2000-2002

Figure 2.5. Adults with diagnosed diabetes who had three recommended services for diabetes in the past year, by race (top), ethnicity (middle), and family income (bottom) 2000-2002

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Figure 2.5. Adults with diagnosed diabetes who had three recommended services for diabetes in the past year, by race (top), ethnicity (middle), and family income (bottom) 2000-2002

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Figure 2.5. Adults with diagnosed diabetes who had three recommended services for diabetes in the past year, by race (top), ethnicity (middle), and family income (bottom) 2000-2002

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Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2000-2002.

Reference population: Civilian, noninstitutionalized population with diabetes age 18 and older.

Note: Recommended services for diabetes are 1) HBA1c testing, 2) retinal eye examination, and 3) foot examination in past year.

  • In 2001 and 2002, the proportion of adults with diagnosed diabetes who had three recommended services for diabetes was lower among Hispanics compared with non-Hispanic Whites (Figure 2.5).ii
  • In all 3 years, the proportion of adults with diagnosed diabetes who had these services was lower among poor compared with high income adults. In 2002, near poor and middle income adults were also less likely to receive these services than high income adults.
  • From 2000 to 2002, the proportion of adults with diagnosed diabetes who had these services did not change significantly for any racial, ethnic, or income group.

ii For diabetes care findings for AI/ANs, see text on the focus on Indian Health Service facilities in Chapter 4, Priority Populations.


 

 

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