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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.22
Percent of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes whose hemoglobin A1c level was less than 7.0% (optimal control), United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2002a
    1999-2002 1988-1994
Priority population Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 45.5 2.6 41.2 3.2
Age, not age adjusted 40-59 45.0 3.6 38.1 4.6
60 and over 46.2 3.3 46.0 2.6
Gender Female 47.3 3.6 37.7 4.1
Male 43.4 3.4 44.4 3.6
Hispanic ethnicity Mexican 34.3 2.8 34.5 2.5
Non-Hispanic, Black 35.2 3.7 39.9 3.3
Non-Hispanic, White 51.8 4.0 41.6 3.9
Family incomeb Negative/poor 35.6 4.5 45.9 6.2
Near poor/low 45.0 5.6 38.9 7.0
Middle 47.1 4.8 39.7 5.4
High 48.5 5.3 42.2 7.3

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using 2 age groups: 40-59, 60 and over.

b 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.

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

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