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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of adults with diagnosed diabetes with most recent LDL-C level < 130 mg/dL (minimally acceptable); <100 (optimal).

Measure Source

National Alliance for Diabetes Quality Improvement, National Quality Forum, 2002.


See comments.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).


Adults, age 18 or older, with diabetes.


Subset of denominator with most recent low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol level less than 130 mg/dL and less than100mg/dL.


This measure is part of the approved final measure set for the National Healthcare Quality Report. However, because of data availability logistics, lipid information from the NHANES survey was not available in time for the inclusion of data tables for this measure in the first National Healthcare Quality Report.

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