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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of adults with diabetes who had a retinal eye examination in past year.

Measure Source

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

National Tables

1.22a Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who reported having a retinal eye examination in past year, United States, 2000.

National Data Source

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

National Denominator

Adults, age 18 and over, with diabetes who answered the question "When was the last time you had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated? This would have made you temporarily sensitive to light". Nonresponses and "Don’t Know" responses were excluded.

National Numerator

Adults with diabetes who had at least one retinal eye examination in 2000 or early 2001, depending on panel.

State Tables

1.22b Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had a retinal eye examination in the past year, by state, 2001.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

State Denominator

Adults, age 18 and over, with diabetes.

State Numerator

Adults with diabetes who had at least one retinal eye examination in 2001.

Comments

Table 1.22a reports data from the MEPS 2000 Diabetes Care Survey (DCS). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on the DCS.

This is also a Healthy People 2010 measure (5-13).

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