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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.18a
Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who reported having a retinal eye examination in the past year, United States, 2000 and 2002
    2002 2000
Population group Total population (in thousands)g Percent Standard error Total population (in thousands)g Percent Standard error
               
Total   14,015 67.6 1.3 12,608 66.5 1.8
               
Racea White 10,765 67.9 1.4 - - - - - -
Black 2,368 66.7 2.9 - - - - - -
American Indian /Alaska Native DSU DSU DSU - - - - - -
Asian DSU DSU DSU - - - - - -
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU - - - - - -
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU - - - - - -
               
Ethnicityb Hispanic, all races 1,753 58.1 3.1 1,633 58.3 4.3
Non-Hispanic, all races 12,262 69.0 1.3 10,975 67.7 1.9
Non-Hispanic, White 9,093 69.9 1.6 8,415 67.8 2.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 2,359 66.7 2.9 2,081 65.8 4.7
Non-Hispanic, other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
               
Gender Male 6,914 66.2 1.8 5,872 69.2 2.7
Female 7,101 69.1 1.7 6,736 64.2 2.2
               
Age 18-44 1,884 51.6 3.6 2,072 53.8 4.9
45-64 6,386 65.0 2.0 5,309 66.1 2.8
65 and over 5,745 76.0 1.7 5,227 72.1 2.6
               
Educationc Less than high school 4,511 63.6 2.5 3,986 63.7 2.8
High school graduate 4,554 70.0 2.1 4,211 61.0 3.4
At least some college 4,808 69.8 2.2 4,245 74.5 2.5
               
Employment statusd Employed 5,124 63.3 2.1 4,726 60.1 3.4
Not employed 3,146 59.7 2.7 2,655 67.0 3.7
               
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 5,677 66.7 2.1 5,330 62.9 3.0
Public only 1,570 57.0 3.1 1,213 68.3 4.3
Uninsured 1,023 42.7 4.6 DSU DSU DSU
               
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 1,730 75.8 3.3 1,593 76.7 4.7
Medicare and private 3,060 77.7 2.3 2,749 71.3 3.8
Medicare and other public 924 70.5 4.6 DSU DSU DSU
               
Family incomee Negative or poor 1,801 59.0 3.3 1,744 65.6 3.5
Near poor/low income 3,454 65.5 2.5 3,085 62.2 3.5
Middle income 4,112 65.2 2.3 3,610 61.5 3.7
High income 4,647 74.8 2.0 4,168 74.5 2.6
               
Residence locationf Metropolitan-large 7,127 68.6 2.0 6,417 68.5 2.9
Metropolitan-small 4,049 67.5 2.3 3,457 64.0 3.2
Micropolitan 1,872 66.3 3.2 1,706 69.0 4.0
Noncore 967 63.8 4.8 DSU DSU DSU
               
Perceived health status Excellent, very good or good 8,038 69.4 1.6 7,588 68.0 1.9
Fair or poor 5,977 65.3 1.8 5,020 64.2 3.0
               

a Prior to 2002, racial categories were not directly comparable to those used for 2002 data. Thus, race data for 2000 are not shown.

b Beginning in 2002, individuals could report multiple races. For 2002 and later years, Non-Hispanic White and Black categories exclude multiple race individuals and are not directly comparable to data from previous years.

c "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.

d Employment status for persons age 18-64 only.

e "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.

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

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

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

- -  Data not shown. See footnote a.

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

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