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Percent of adults with diabetes who had a retinal eye examination in the past year
National Alliance for Diabetes Quality Improvement, National Quality Forum, 2002.
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.
National Data Source
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).
Adults, age 18 and over, with diabetes who answered a question about eye examinations in the survey years. Nonresponses and "Don't Know" responses were excluded.
Adults with diabetes who answered "During 2000" or "During 2001" for 2000 data, answered "During 2001" or "During 2002" for 2001 data, and answered "During 2002" or "During 2003" for 2002 data, depending on the panel.
1.18b Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had a retinal eye examination in the past year, by State, 2001 and 2003.
State Data Source
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
Adults, age 18 and over, with diabetes.
Adults with diabetes who had at least 1 retinal eye examination in the survey years.
The national table reports data from the MEPS Diabetes Care Survey (DCS). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix and http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/ for more information on the DCS and MEPS panels.
Percents in the State table are age-adjusted to the 2000 standard population.
There is a slight difference between the texts of the question asked in 2002 and the question asked in 2000 and 2001. In the earlier years, respondents were asked "When was the last time you had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated? This would have made you temporarily sensitive to light." In 2002, respondents were asked "Which of the following year(s) did you have an eye exam in which your pupils were dilated? This would have made you temporarily sensitive to bright light."
This measure is also a Healthy People 2010 measure (5-13).