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D-6 Improve lipid control among persons with diagnosed diabetes

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
53.0 (2005–08)
Target: 
58.3
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of persons aged 18 years and over with doctor diagnosed diabetes and with LDL cholesterol value <100 mg/dl

Denominator: 

Number of persons aged 18 years and over who report that they have ever been diagnosed with diabetes

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey:

    [NUMERATOR AND DENOMINATOR:]

    {Other than during pregnancy, {have you/has SP}/{Have you/Has SP}} ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that {you have/{he/she/SP} has} diabetes or sugar diabetes?

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Borderline
    4. Refused
    5. Don't Know
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    LDL cholesterol data from NHANES are calculated from measured values of total cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL cholesterol using the Friedewald calculation. This calculation is valid for triglycerides less than or equal to 400mg/dl.

    Persons are considered to have diagnosed diabetes if they respond ‘yes’ to ever being told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes or sugar diabetes. 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.

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 18-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Sex: 18-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Race/Ethnicity: 18-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Educational Attainment: 25-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Family Income (percent poverty threshold): 18-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Country of Birth: 18-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Disability Status: 20-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Health Insurance Status: 18-49, 50-59, 60-64
    • Marital Status: 20-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Veteran Status: 18-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Obesity Status: 20-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
This measure was developmental at launch and became a measurable objective in November 2011. In 2014 the baseline was revised from 53.1% to 53.0%. This revision is due to a change in programming that now excludes pregnant women from the analyses. The target was adjusted from 58.4% to 58.3% to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method of 10% improvement.