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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.15a: 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 and 2001

  2001   2000  
Population group Total population (in thousands)e Percent having testf Standard error Total population(in thousands)e Percent having testf Standard error
             
Total 13,493 90.0 1.2 12,608 89.9 1.3
             
Race            
    White 10,689 90.3 1.3 9,900 90.4 1.4
    Black 2,352 88.6 3.2 2,169 85.1 3.9
    Asian or Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
    American Indian or Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
             
Race/ethnicity            
    Hispanic 1,700 82.6 2.9 1,633 85.7 3.2
    Non-Hispanic 11,792 91.0 1.3 10,975 90.5 1.3
      White 9,095 91.4 1.5 8,415 91.1 1.4
      Black 2,306 89.3 3.2 2,081 86.0 3.7
      Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
             
Gender            
    Male 6,772 90.2 1.8 5,872 90.0 1.8
    Female 6,721 89.8 1.5 6,736 89.7 1.8
             
Age            
    18-44 2,056 85.1 3.2 2,072 83.4 3.9
    45-64 5,804 93.0 1.5 5,309 92.3 1.6
    65 and over 5,633 88.6 1.9 5,227 90.2 2.0
             
Educationa            
    Less than high school 4,607 87.1 2.2 3,986 87.3 2.5
    High school graduate 4,274 88.7 2.1 4,211 89.8 2.3
    At least some college 4,527 93.3 1.6 4,245 92.0 1.7
             
Employment statusb            
    Employed 4,842 89.9 2.0 4,726 89.0 1.8
    Not employed 3,017 92.6 1.8 2,655 90.8 2.9
             
Insurance            
    Age 18-64            
      Any private 5,746 91.1 1.8 5,330 90.8 1.9
      Public only 1,358 92.5 2.7 DSU DSU DSU
      Uninsured DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
    Age 65 and over            
      Medicare only 1,876 84.2 4.1 DSU DSU DSU
      Medicare and private 2,915 93.0 1.9 2,749 91.4 2.6
      Medicare and other public DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
      No insurance/private only DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
             
Family incomec            
    Negative or poor 1,853 83.0 3.6 1,744 88.1 3.0
    Near poor/low income 3,122 90.0 2.1 3,085 88.4 2.9
    Middle income 4,238 90.4 2.0 3,610 89.5 2.2
    High income 4,280 92.0 1.9 4,168 91.7 2.1
             
Residence locationd            
    Metropolitan-large 6,680 88.7 1.8 6,417 90.6 1.6
    Metropolitan-small 3,766 91.5 2.1 3,457 88.9 2.7
    Micropolitan 2,118 89.8 2.8 1,706 86.8 3.5
    Noncore DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
             
Perceived health status            
    Excellent, very good or good 8,184 90.2 1.5 7,588 90.2 1.5
    Fair or poor 5,309 89.7 1.8 5,020 89.2 2.2
             

a "Less than high school" refers to fewer than 12 years of education; "high school graduate", 12 years of education; and "at least some college", more than 12 years of education.

b Employment status for persons age 18-64 only.

c "Negative or poor" refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; "near poor/low income", over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; "middle income", 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and "high income", 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

d See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measures Specifications Appendix for more information.

e Total adult diabetes population, age 18 and over. Numbers may not add to Total due to missing or rounding.

f Estimates exclude cases where the respondent did not know whether the test was provided or a response was not ascertained by the interviewer (about one-fifth of the cases each year). Without excluding these cases, the estimated overall percent of persons who definitively had the test was 66.8 percent in 2001 and 69.9 percent in 2000. These lower estimates can be interpreted as the lowest possible estimated percent having the test, while the higher estimates shown in the table assume that the estimated percent of persons with a test would be similar for sample persons without a response (if responses were obtained) as for those with a response.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

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