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Percentage with A1c < 8% Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes, by Age, United States, 1988–1994 to 1999–2006

From 1988–1994 to 2003–2006, the percentage of adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed diabetes and with A1c < 8% increased in all age groups; however, the increase for people aged 20–44 years did not reach statistical significance. In the three time periods, the percentages were greater with increasing age. In 2003–2006, 63.6% of adults aged 20–44 years, 70.6% of those aged 45–64 years, and 89.8% of those aged >= 65 years had A1c < 8%.

Percentage with A1c<8% 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
1988–199449.76.758.13.965.73.3
1999–200253.96.763.83.774.93.7
2003–200663.64.970.62.989.81.4

 

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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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