Figure 3.4.B. Percent of adults* with diabetes, who had an important test at least once in past year, age adjusted, for Massachusetts compared to benchmarks, 2001

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Figure 3.4.B. Percent of adults* with diabetes, who had an important test at least once in past year, age adjusted, for Massachusetts compared to benchmarks, 2001. For details go to text description below

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Upper left-hand chart: HbA1c testing: Massachusetts compared to benchmarks

BenchmarkHbA1c at least once per yearHbA1c at least twice once per year
Theoretic limit100%100%
Best-in-class average95.6%83.0%
National HP2010 goalN/A50%
National average79.4%61.1%
Northeast States average85.5%69.2%
Massachusetts average85.4%69.0%

Upper right-hand chart: Retinal exams: Massachusetts compared to benchmarks

Theoretic limit: 100%
Best-in-class average: 79.6%
National HP2010 goal: 75%
National average: 66.7%
Northeast States average: 71.1%
Massachusetts average: 69.0%

Lower left-hand chart: Foot exams: Massachusetts compared to benchmarks

Theoretic limit: 100%
Best-in-class average: 81.3%
National HP2010 goal: 75%
National average: 64.6%
Northeast States average: 68.6%
Massachusetts average: 61.5%

Lower right-hand chart: Flu vaccinations: Massachusetts compared to benchmarks

Theoretic limit: 100%
Best-in-class average: 59.0%
National HP2010 goal: N/A
National average: 37.4%
Northeast States average: 42.6%
Massachusetts average: 44.8%

Source: Derived from the NHQR, 2003, based on CDC BRFSS.

* All adults, except for flu vaccination, which is for age 18 to 64.

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Internet Citation: Figure 3.4.B. Percent of adults* with diabetes, who had an important test at least once in past year, age adjusted, for Massachusetts compared to 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/diabqguidefig3.4b.html