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Diabetes Report Card 2012: National and State Profile of Diabetes and Its Complications

Preventive Care Practices and Quality of Care

Diabetes complications are debilitating, costly, and sometimes deadly. Diabetes complications tend to be more common or more severe among people whose diabetes is poorly controlled. Diabetes control, achieved through diabetes care and management and clinical preventive care practices, keeps people with diabetes healthy and can improve health outcomes.

Preventive care practices are essential to diabetes care. Figure 4 shows the percentage of U.S. adults with diagnosed diabetes who received some of the preventive care practices recommended for them during the survey period of 2009–2010. Examples include annual eye exams, annual foot exams, and daily monitoring of blood glucose. Several of the national health objectives in Healthy People 2020 call for increasing the percentage of people with diabetes who are practicing these recommendations.

Table 3 presents state-level percentages of U.S. adults with diabetes who report receiving the recommended preventive care practices. State-specific trend data for these services are available at http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DDTSTRS/StateSurvData.aspx.

Figure 4. Percentage of U.S. Adults Aged >18 Years with Diabetes Who Report Receiving Preventive Care Practices, by State, 2009–2010
Figure 4 shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged 18 years or older with diabetes who report receiving preventive care practices during 2009–2010. Only about 50% got an annual flu vaccination, but more than 68% had their A1c level checked twice a year as recommended. The data in this figure were age-adjusted; see the Technical Notes section of the report for more details. This figure uses Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from the National Diabetes Surveillance System.
Data were adjusted. See Technical Notes for more details.
Source: National Diabetes Surveillance System, National Health Survey data.

Table 3. Percentage of U.S. Adults Aged >18 Years with Diabetes Who Report Receiving Preventive Care Practices, by State, 2009–2010a

StateAnnual Foot
Exam
Annual
Eye
Exam
A1c Checked >2 Times
a Year
Daily Self-Monitor of
Blood Glucose
Ever Attended Diabetes Self-Management ClassAnnual
Flu
Vaccine
Alabama71.566.272.368.558.152.0
Alaska71.358.372.065.959.162.0
Arizona68.267.266.560.452.950.2
ArkansasNAbNANANANA57.8
California64.965.475.858.659.551.8
Colorado73.1c60.4c69.0c62.2c68.9c61.5
Connecticut72.769.474.658.151.358.6
Delaware75.171.366.961.450.557.2
District of Columbia81.974.977.368.865.054.4
Florida71.168.571.860.156.847.1
Georgia70.767.474.468.959.750.0
Hawaii74.068.275.058.052.569.3
Idaho69.3d61.9d60.9d59.3d57.2d58.1
Illinois72.861.370.962.760.249.7
Indiana72.962.668.566.361.755.2
Iowa78.076.578.963.964.363.2
Kansas69.068.570.862.259.855.6
Kentucky67.560.273.768.851.754.8
Louisiana72.167.071.366.656.052.8
Maine85.873.178.858.562.666.5
Maryland75.868.175.261.951.257.5
Massachusetts77.875.774.662.050.366.4
Michigan70.768.170.559.053.055.4
Minnesota80.972.673.760.877.171.4
Mississippi67.7d60.1d72.3d71.9d46.0d50.8
Missouri74.2c64.6c74.5c60.3c58.2c61.8
Montana73.560.668.357.063.261.0
Nebraska74.565.174.365.062.764.0
Nevada60.363.963.058.355.648.6
New Hampshire80.572.076.761.363.365.4
New Jersey67.569.771.559.743.752.0
New Mexico74.865.773.368.460.163.7
New York75.967.071.466.940.957.6
North Carolina75.967.273.063.356.158.4
North Dakota78.165.667.260.558.863.1
Ohio70.565.268.062.756.051.9
Oklahoma69.5d56.2d70.2d60.6d60.7d59.2
Oregon72.561.468.464.567.854.2
Pennsylvania73.467.278.163.257.362.0
Rhode Island76.8c76.1c72.9c58.7c47.3c62.5
South Carolina73.062.873.665.357.150.9
South Dakota74.9d66.5d73.8d55.0d62.3d67.1
Tennessee70.968.672.673.252.155.8
Texas68.061.567.562.459.854.2
Utah71.362.268.761.662.062.4
Vermont81.667.279.360.055.268.4
Virginia74.470.972.460.160.958.4
Washington74.2c66.3c72.1c63.6c65.5c59.8
West Virginia67.566.969.767.944.659.1
Wisconsin77.472.473.560.159.462.4
Wyoming64.759.466.059.357.754.5
Puerto Rico45.557.271.944.132.916.8
Virgin Islands65.563.257.849.434.137.2



 

a Data were age-adjusted. See Technical Notes for more details.
b Data not available for 2009 or 2010.
c Only 2009 estimates available.
d Only 2010 estimates available.
Source: National Diabetes Surveillance System, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data.

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