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Diabetes

Glycemic control, adults with diagnosed diabetes, 2005–08

Objective D-5.2: Increase desired
Objective D-5.1: Decrease desired

D-5.1 and D-5.2

Objectives D-5.2 and D-5.1 View Leading Health Indicators

SOURCE: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS.
NOTE: Data are for the proportion of adults aged 18 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had an HbA1c value less than 7 percent (objective D-5.2) and those who had an HbA1c value greater than 9 percent (objective D-5.1), and are age adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.
I = 95% confidence interval.

In 2005–08, 53.5% (age adjusted) of adults aged 18 and over with diagnosed diabetes had an HbA1c value less than 7 percent (objective D-5.2), whereas 17.9% (age adjusted) had an HbA1c value greater than 9 percent (objective D-5.1). Healthy People 2020 targets for these two objectives are 58.9% and 16.1%, respectively.


Diagnosed diabetes, adults, 2005–08

Increase desired

D-15

Objective D-15

SOURCE: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS.
NOTES: Data are for the proportion of adults aged 20 and over with diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed) who reported ever being diagnosed with diabetes, and are age adjusted using the year 2000 standard population. Undiagnosed diabetes is defined as persons who do not report ever being diagnosed with diabetes and who have a fasting blood glucose level greater than or equal to 126mg/dl or an HbA1c level greater than or equal to 6.5%. Data by education are for persons aged 25 and over.
I = 95% confidence interval.

In 2005–08, 72.8% (age adjusted) of adults aged 20 and over with diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed) reported ever being diagnosed with diabetes. This rate varied by sex and education. For example:

  • 64.1% (age adjusted) of males aged 20 and over with diabetes were ever diagnosed with diabetes, compared with 82.8% of females with diabetes. When expressed as adults aged 20 and over with diabetes who had never been diagnosed with diabetes, the rate for males was more than twice the rate for females.
  • 58.0% (age adjusted) of adults aged 25 and over with diabetes who had a high school education were ever diagnosed with diabetes, compared with 81.6% of those who had some college education. When expressed as adults aged 25 and over with diabetes who had never been diagnosed with diabetes, the rate for those with a high school education was almost two and a half times the rate for those with some college education.

Prevention behaviors, adults at high risk for diabetes, 2005–08

Increase desired

D16.1-16.3

Objectives D-16.1 through D-16.3

SOURCE: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC/NCHS.
NOTES: Data are for the proportion of adults aged 18 and over at high risk for diabetes who reported increasing physical activity (objective D-16.1), trying to lose weight (objective D-16.2), or reducing the amount of fat or calories in their diet (objective D-16-3), and are age adjusted using the year 2000 standard population. Persons are deemed at high risk for diabetes if they do not self-report diabetes and have fasting blood glucose level greater than or equal to 100mg/dl but less than 126mg/dl or an HbA1c value greater than 5.7% but less than 6.5%.
I = 95% confidence interval.

In 2005–08, 44.6% (age adjusted) of adults aged 18 and over who were at high risk for diabetes reported increasing physical activity (objective D-16.1), 50.0% (age adjusted) reported trying to lose weight (objective D-16.2), and 48.5% (age adjusted) reported reducing the amount of fat or calories in their diet (objective D-16-3). Healthy People 2020 targets for these three objectives are 49.1%, 55.0%, and 53.4%, respectively.

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