D-10 Increase the proportion of adults with diabetes who have an annual dilated eye examination

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
53.4 (2008)
Target
58.7
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and older who report that they have ever been told by a doctor that they have diabetes and report that they had a dilated eye examination in the past year
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and older who report that they have ever been told by a doctor that they have diabetes
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

When was the last time you had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated? This would have made you temporarily sensitive to bright light.

  1. (1) Less than one month
  2. (2) 1-12 months
  3. (3) 13-24 months
  4. (4) More than 2 years
  5. (5) Never
  6. (7) Refused
  7. (9) DK/Ns

[denominator:]

Other than during pregnancy, have you EVER been told by a doctor or health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?

  1. (1) Yes
  2. (2) No
  3. (3) Borderline
  4. (7) Don't know
  5. (9) Refused

[For males:]

Have you EVER been told by a doctor or health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?

  1. (1) Yes
  2. (2) No
  3. (3) Borderline
  4. (7) Don't know
  5. (9) Refused
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

The numerator is limited to only the persons who reported that they have seen a health professional for an eye examination “less than one month ago” or “1-12 months ago.”

Persons 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.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Disability Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Household Income: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Total: 18-44, 45-64, 65+