Figure 3.3. Tracking your State

Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

Figure 3.3. Tracking your State: Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had an important test at least once in past year, age adjusted, for State A, all States, and benchmarks, 2001

Figure 3.3. Tracking your State: Percent of adults age 18 and over with diabetes who had an important test at least once in past year, age adjusted, for State A, 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; also shows averages for State A; 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
State A's average, 85 percent, not statistically different from national average

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
State A's average, 70 percent, statistically different from national average

Retinal exam, range of 50 to 82 percent
National average, 66.7 percent
Best-in-class State average, 79.6 percent
State A's average, 70 percent, not statistically different from national average

Foot exam, range of 47 to 88 percent
National average, 64.6 percent
Best-in-class State average, 81.3 percent
State A's average, 63 percent, not statistically different from national average

Flu vaccination, range of 15 to 62 percent
National average, 37.4 percent
Best-in-class State average, 59 percent
State A's average, 30 percent, not statistically different from national average

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 3.3. Tracking your State: 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/diabqguidefig3.3.html