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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in the past year.

Measure Source

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

National Tables

1.20a Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who reported having a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in past year, United States, 2000.

1.20b Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who reported having a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in past year, United States, 2000 (includes nonresponse information).

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 Diabetes Care Survey (DCS) question: "During 2000, how many times did a doctor, nurse, or other health professional check for glycosylated hemoglobin or ‘hemoglobin A-one-C’ "?

Nonresponses and "Don’t Know" responses were excluded, except for percentages of nonresponses in table 1.20b.

National Numerator

Adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c test at least once in 2000.

State Tables

1.20c Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in 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 hemoglobin A1c test one or more times in 2001.

Comments

Table 1.20a and 1.20b report 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. Table 1.20b is the same as Table 1.20a with percentages of nonresponses.

This is also a Healthy People 2010 measure (5-12).

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