D-8 Increase the proportion of persons with diagnosed diabetes who have at least an annual dental 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)
55.6 (2008)
Target
61.2
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 2 years and older who report ever being diagnosed with diabetes and report that they have seen a dentist in the past year
Denominator
Number of persons aged 2 years and older who have ever been told that they have diabetes
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

[NUMERATOR:]

About how long has it been since you last saw a dentist? Include all types of dentists, such as orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists.

  • (0) Never
  • (1) 6 months or less
  • (2) More then 6 months, but not more than 1 yr ago
  • (3) More than 1 yr, but not more than 2 yrs ago
  • (4) More than 2 yrs, but not more than 5 yrs ago
  • (5) More than 5 years ago

[denominator:]

[For children under 18 years:]

Has a doctor or health professional told you that {sample child} has any of these conditions?

[List of conditions includes diabetes]

[For adults 18 years and older:]

[For females:]

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

  • (1) Yes
  • (2) No
  • (3) Borderline
  • (7) Don't know
  • (9) Refused

[For males:]

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

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

Comments

Methodology Notes

Adults are considered to have diabetes if they respond “yes” to either of the two questions listed in the denominator section. Those who respond “borderline” are counted as ‘no’. Women who report that the only time they have been diagnosed with diabetes was during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) are also excluded. Children are considered to have diabetes if the adult proxy respondent reports that they have ever been told by a doctor that the child has diabetes. An annual dental examination is defined as seeing a dental professional in the past year.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Disability Status: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 2-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Total: 2-44, 45-64, 65+