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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.20: Percent of adults age 18 and over with diagnosed diabetes with HbA1c level higher than 9.0% (poor control) or lower than 7.0% (optimal), United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2000.

      NHANES (1999-2000)
  Not age-adjusted   Age-adjusted
Population group Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
             
Patients with HbA1c level < 7.0 (optimal) 406 37.0 3.8 406 38.3 6.6
Patients with HbA1c level > 9.0 (poor control) 406 20.2 2.7 406 28.6 7.2
             
      NHANES III (1988-1994)
  Not age-adjusted   Age-adjusted
Population group Number Percent Standard error Number Percent Standard error
             
Patients with HbA1c level < 7.0 (optimal) 1,222 43.3 2.5 1,222 43.2 4.5
Patients with HbA1c level > 9.0 (poor control) 1,222 23.5 1.9 1,222 28.3 3.6
             

Note: Estimates (except sample sizes) are weighted with the full sample NHANES weights (Mobile Exam Center weight for NHANES III; Mobile Exam Center weight for NHANES '99-'00). Age standardization used 2000 standard population with 3 age groups (18-39, 40-59, 60+).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

 

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