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Percentage with A1c < 7% Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes, by age, US, 1988–1994 to 1999–2006

The percentage of people with A1c < 7% changed little between 1988–1994 and 1999–2002. However, between 1999–2002 and 2003–2006, the percentage with A1c <7 % increased more for people aged >= 65 years (from 47.4% to 67.2%) compared with the younger age groups. In 2003–2006, the percentage of adults with A1c < 7% was greater among those aged >= 65 years than among those younger (67.2% vs. 51.0% for those aged 20–44 years and 49.9% for those aged 45–64 years).

Percentage with A1c<7% among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes, by Age Group, United States, 1988–1994 to 1999–2006

 

YearAge Group
20–4445–6465+
%Standard Error%Standard Error%Standard Error
1988–199444.36.440.84.045.72.7
1999–200237.67.544.13.647.43.5
2003–200651.05.249.93.867.23.3

 

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Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Statistical analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation.

 

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