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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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

Measure Source

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

National Tables

1.23a Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who reported having a foot 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 "During 2000, how many times did a health professional check your feet for any sores or irritations?" Nonresponses and "Don’t Know" responses were excluded.

National Numerator

Adults with diabetes who had a foot examination one or more times in 2000.

State Tables

1.23b Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had a foot 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 a foot examination one or more times in 2001.

Comments

Table 1.23a 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 (5-14).

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