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Title:
   Trends in the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Diabetes: A Comparison of Utilization and Expenditures, 1997 to 2007
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 293
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   September 13, 2010
Description:
   In this Statistical Brief, we present estimates based on data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) on trends from 1997 to 2007 in anti-diabetic medication use and expenditures in the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population. The sample is composed of persons with diagnosed diabetes who reported treatment for diabetes during the year. Between 1997 and 2007, the total number of persons with diabetes who reported using oral anti-diabetic medications more than doubled, from 5.9 million to 14.6 million. In 1997, 3.7 million persons who reported treatment for diabetes were using insulin compared with 4.6 million in 2007.
Author(s):
   Eric Sarpong, PhD and G. Edward Miller, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Priority Conditions -- General, Health Care Disparities, Prescription Drugs
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st293/stat293.pdf (121 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st293/stat293.shtml
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