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Age-Adjusted Percentage with A1c > 9% Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes, by Education, United States, 1988–1994 to 1999–2006

From 1988–1994 and 2003–2006, the age-adjusted percentage of adults with diagnosed diabetes and A1c > 9% decreased from 30.6% to 12.1% for those with a high school education. However, no obvious trends were seen for those with less than or more than a high school education. In general, the percentage of adults with A1c > 9% was greater among those with less than a high school education compared with those with higher education levels.

Age-Adjusted Percentage with A1c>9% Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes, by Education, United States, 1988–1994 to 1999–2006

 

Year< High SchoolHigh School> High School
%Standard Error%Standard Error%Standard Error
1988–199432.07.630.63.517.44.6
1999–200237.35.720.06.319.75.2
2003–200626.95.212.13.516.94.0

 

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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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