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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.

Graph showing Percentage of Preventive Care Practices for Adults Aged >= 18 Years with Diabetes, United States, 2010. Links for data figures, sources, methods and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this image.

 

 

Preventive Care PracticePercentStd Error
Annual Dilated Eye Exam62.81.1
Daily Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose63.61.1
Annual Foot Exam67.51.1
Annual Doctor Visit84.90.9
Daily Self-Exam of Feet61.11.1
Two or More A1c Tests in Last Year68.51.1
Attended Diabetes Self-Management Class57.41.0
Annual Influenza Vaccine50.10.8
Ever Had Pneumococcal Vaccine42.50.8

 


Methods & Limitations

Detailed Data Table

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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