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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of adults with diabetes who had a lipid profile in past two years.

Measure Source

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


1.21 Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who reported receiving a lipid profile in past two years, United States, 2000.

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 the question "About how long has it been since you had your blood cholesterol checked by a doctor or other health professional?" Nonresponses and "Don’t Know" responses were excluded.


Adults with diabetes who answered "Within past 2 years" to the question.


This table reports data from the MEPS 2000 Diabetes Care Survey (DCS). See the MEPS entry in the Data Source section of this appendix for more information on the DCS.

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