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Title:
   Treatment and Monitoring of Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity, 2015-2016
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 518
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   December 11, 2018
Description:
   This Statistical Brief first presents estimates of the prevalence of reported diagnoses of diabetes for adults age 18 and older by race/ethnicity, and then focuses on differences among racial/ethnic groups in treatment and monitoring of the condition. The treatment methods considered include insulin injection, oral medications, and diet modification. Monitoring services by a health professional include blood cholesterol check, checking of feet for sores or irritations, eye exam with dilation, and blood check for hemoglobin A1C. Understanding differences in diabetic patients' receipt of these treatment and services by race/ethnicity may be helpful in directing resources for managing diabetes among diverse groups.
Author(s):
   Pradip K. Muhuri, PhD and Steven R. Machlin, MS
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Priority Conditions -- Diabetes
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st518/stat518.pdf (663 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st518/stat518.shtml
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