Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older with Diagnosed Diabetes Receiving Preventive Care Practices, United States, 2010
Persons with diabetes are at increased risk for serious health complications. Preventive care practices have been shown to be effective in reducing both the incidence and progression of diabetes-related complications.
In 2010, 62.8% of adults (aged 18 years and older) with diagnosed diabetes in 46 states reported receiving a dilated-eye examination within the last year, 63.6% reported self-monitoring their blood glucose at least once per day, 67.5% reported receiving a foot examination within the last year, 84.9% reported seeing a doctor in the last year for their diabetes, 61.1% reported examining their feet on a daily basis, 68.5% reported having their A1c tested at least twice in the past year, and 57.4% reported ever having attended a diabetes self-management class. Among adults (aged 18 years or older) with diagnosed diabetes in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico—50.1% reported receiving an influenza vaccination within the last year, and 42.5% reported ever receiving a pneumococcal vaccine.
Data Source: Information came from the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The data was computed by CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation personnel.
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