From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:
Other than during pregnancy, have you EVER been told by a doctor or health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?/Have you EVER been told by a doctor or health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?]
How old were you when a doctor first told you that you had diabetes or sugar diabetes?
_____ years of age
Adults are considered to have diabetes if they respond “yes” to being told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Those who respond “borderline” are not included. Women who report that the only time they have been diagnosed with diabetes was during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) are also excluded.
Diagnosed with diabetes in the past 12 months is determined by taking the difference of the reported age at diagnosis from the respondents reported age. All records with a difference of zero (same age) are included and half of the records with a difference value of one are included (to approximate the one year interval as the true time could be greater than one year depending on the birthday and the date of the interview.)
The measure uses a 3-year moving average to reliably report data for select population groups that have small sample sizes.
This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups: