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Table 1.20a
Percent of adults age 40 and over with diabetes who reported having a foot examination in past year, United States, 2000 and 2003
    2003 2000
Population group Total population (in thousands)g Percenth Standard error Total population (in thousands)g Percenth Standard error
Total 13,106 72.7 1.4 11,133 65.4 2.0
Racea White only 10,019 73.2 1.7 -- -- --
Black only 2,109 72.6 3.3 -- -- --
AI/AN only DSU DSU DSU -- -- --
Asian only DSU DSU DSU -- -- --
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU -- -- --
Multiple races DSU DSU DSU -- -- --
Ethnicityb Hispanic, all races 1,490 70.3 3.6 1,306 63.9 4.1
Non-Hispanic, all races 11,616 73.1 1.5 9,826 65.7 2.3
Non-Hispanic, White 8,587 73.6 1.8 7,626 67.1 2.8
Non-Hispanic, Black 2,085 72.9 3.5 1,724 59.9 4.6
Non-Hispanic, others DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Male 6,298 72.6 2.0 5,101 68.5 2.9
Female 6,808 72.8 1.8 6,032 62.7 2.5
Age, not adjusted 40-59 5,656 71.7 2.0 4,660 62.7 3.0
60 and over 7,450 74.2 1.8 6,472 69.7 2.5
Educationc Less than high school 4,110 69.8 2.6 3,771 65.1 3.7
High school graduate 4,584 70.7 2.8 3,563 63.2 3.5
At least some college 4,325 76.4 2.6 3,667 66.2 3.3
Employment statusd Employed 4,570 71.5 2.9 3,625 60.6 3.6
Not employed 2,778 70.6 3.0 2,278 72.0 3.2
Health insurance, age 40-64 Any private 5,157 74.0 2.4 4,211 67.4 3.2
Public only 1,468 65.9 4.8 DSU DSU DSU
Uninsured DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 1,661 72.8 3.8 1,692 68.9 4.8
Medicare and private 3,055 75.9 2.9 2,637 69.5 3.9
Medicare and other public 971 78.4 3.9 DSU DSU DSU
Family incomee Negative/poor 1,709 64.8 4.1 1,348 60.7 5.3
Near poor/low income 3,164 68.3 3.3 2,779 65.4 3.5
Middle income 3,857 71.5 2.8 3,505 65.1 3.5
High income 4,376 78.3 2.8 3,500 66.9 3.4
Residence locationf Metropolitan-large 6,537 74.8 2.0 5,581 66.7 2.7
Metropolitan-small 3,963 75.2 2.7 3,015 64.8 4.5
Micropolitan 1,605 64.8 4.2 1,493 63.8 4.9
Noncore 1,000 60.1 5.5 DSU DSU DSU
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 7,564 74.0 1.8 6,496 62.5 2.7
Fair/poor 5,542 70.8 2.4 4,636 69.7 2.9

a Prior to 2002, racial categories were not directly comparable to those used for 2002 and later years' 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 categories exclude multiple race individuals and are not directly comparable to data from previous years.

c Less than high school graduate 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. Number of persons does not add to overall total because data on this variable were not available for some sample persons.

d Employment status for persons age 40-64 only.

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

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

g Adult diabetes population, age 40 and over, weighted with the person-level weight. Numbers may not add to total due to missing or rounding.

h Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population with 2 age-groups: 40-59, 60 and over, except where indicated. Denominator excludes missing values.

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

-- Data not shown. See footnote a.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

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

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