Figure 3.2. Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had an important test at least once in past year, age adjusted, all States and benchmarks, 2001

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Figure 3.2. Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had an important test at least once in past year, age adjusted, all States and benchmarks, 2001. For details go to text description below

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Graph showing State variation in diabetes tests. State values are plotted on lines for each test, with best-in-class State average and national average plotted; values given are approximate:

HbA1c test at least once per year, range of 64 to just under 100 percent
National average, once per year, 79.4 percent
Best-in-class State average, 95.6 percent

HbA1c test at least twice per year, range of 47 to 90 percent
National average, 61.1 percent
Best-in-class State average, 83 percent

Retinal exam, range of 50 to 82 percent
National average, 66.7 percent
Best-in-class State average, 79.6 percent

Foot exam, range of 47 to 88 percent
National average, 64.6 percent
Best-in-class State average, 81.3 percent

Flu vaccination, range of 15 to 62 percent
National average, 37.4 percent
Best-in-class State average, 59 percent.

Source: Derived from data tables of NHQR (2003), based on CDC, BRFSS data.

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Current as of August 2008
Internet Citation: Figure 3.2. Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had an important test at least once in past year, age adjusted, all States and benchmarks, 2001: Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/diabguide/diabqguidefig3.2.html