Table D.2. National averages for diabetes care measures, available in the NHDR by race/ethnicity and income

Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

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MeasureNational TotalaRacial/ethnic group averageaIncome group averagebNational consensus-based goal (HP2010, Target/
Baseline)
(All races/
ethnicities)
WhiteBlack Non-HispanicHispanicNegative or poor (MEPS)Poor or low (MEPS) $25k-$35k (HCUP)Middle (MEPS) $35k-$45k (HCUP)High (MEPS) > $45k (HCUP)
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Percent of adults with diabetes who had a hemoglobin A1c measurement at least once in the past year (MEPS)89.81.391.11.486.03.785.73.286.83.488.82.890.12.191.42.2TBD/59 (BRFSS 2000)
Percent of patients with diabetes who had a lipid profile in past two years (MEPS)94.30.994.61.094.81.791.22.186.72.994.01.694.11.494.11.4n/a
Percent of adults with diabetes who had a retinal eye examination in past year (MEPS)66.51.867.82.265.84.758.34.363.43.464.43.560.93.774.52.675/47 (NHIS 2000)
Percent of adults with diabetes who had a foot examination in past year (MEPS)66.41.767.92.460.44.466.24.160.34.368.23.265.42.868.73.075/55 (BRFSS 1998)
Percent of adults with diabetes who had an influenza immunization in past year (MEPS)54.82.259.22.543.44.946.63.648.15.357.63.751.33.858.73.2n/a
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled uncomplicated diabetes per 100,000 population (HCUP)26.90.216.70.283.60.941.60.769.91.242.70.529.60.315.80.254/72 (HCUP 1996)
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population (HCUP)48.10.238.80.2129.11.140.20.696.71.468.10.653.60.533.90.2n/a
Hospital admissions for long term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population (HCUP)117.40.388.10.3291.01.7176.21.4235.82.2158.10.9127.90.786.90.4n/a
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes per 1,000 population (NHDS)4.80.43.50.47.01.5n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a1.8/4.1 (NHDS 1997)
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a Total and racial/ethnic estimates are from MEPS or HCUP, expect the last measure which is from NHDS.
b Income group values for HCUP (and BRFSS) are based on median income of the patient's ZIP Code

Source: National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003.

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Current as of August 2008
Internet Citation: Table D.2. National averages for diabetes care measures, available in the NHDR by race/ethnicity and income: 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/diabqguidetabd.2.html