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D-1 Reduce the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
National Health Interview Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
per 1,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
8.0 (2006–08)
Target: 
7.2
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 18 to 84 years who report being diagnosed with diabetes in the past 12 months

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 18 to 84 years

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2006-2008 National Health Interview Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

    [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
    4. Don’t know/Not stated
    5. 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
    4. Don’t know/Not stated
    5. Refused

    [For males and females:]

    How old were you when a doctor first told you that you had diabetes or sugar diabetes?

    1. _____ years 01-84
    2. 85+ years
    3. Refused
    4. Don't know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    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.

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Sex: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Race/Ethnicity: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Educational Attainment: 25-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Family Income (percent poverty threshold): 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Family Type: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Country of Birth: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Disability Status: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Geographic Location: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Health Insurance Status: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64
    • Marital Status: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
    • Sexual Orientation: 18-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84
Trend Issues: 
Beginning with 2018, the American Community Survey questions are no longer available in the NHIS. As a result, tabulated data by disability are discontinued after 2017.