Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data
From the 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System:
About how often do you check your blood for glucose or sugar? Include times when checked by a family member or friend, but do not include times when checked by a health professional.
- ____Times per day
- ____Times per week
- ____Times per month
- ____Times per year
[NUMERATOR and DENOMINATOR:]
Have you ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes? [If "Yes" and respondent is female, ask:] Was this only when you were pregnant? [If respondent says pre-diabetes or borderline diabetes, use response code 4.]
- Yes, but female told only during pregnancy
- No, pre-diabetes or borderline diabetes
- Don't know/Not stated
Data for this objective are collected using the core component and an optional module of the BRFSS, which is made available to States for administration annually. The number of States that select the diabetes module varies every year. In 2008, 38 States including DC used the optional diabetes module excluding: AR, CA, CO, IL, KS, LA, MD, MA, NE, NJ, NY, OH, and RI. In 2009, 37 States including DC used the optional diabetes module, excluding: AR, CA, HI, ID, KS, ME, MD, MI, MS, NE, NY, OK, RI, and SD. In 2010, 36 States including DC used the optional diabetes module, excluding: AR, CA, CO, KS, ME, MD, MI, MO, NE, NJ, NY, OK, RI, TX, and WA. The measure is the mean of data for the reporting States.