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D-8 Increase the proportion of persons with diagnosed diabetes who have at least an annual dental examination

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: 
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 over 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 over who have ever been told that they have diabetes

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

    From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey:

    [NUMERATOR:]

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

    1. Never
    2. 6 months or less
    3. More then 6 months, but not more than 1 yr ago
    4. More than 1 yr, but not more than 2 yrs ago
    5. More than 2 yrs, but not more than 5 yrs ago
    6. More than 5 years ago
    7. Refused
    8. Don't know

    [NUMERATOR and 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
    4. Don't know
    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
    5. Refused
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Adults are considered to have 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. 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 Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Sex: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Race/Ethnicity: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Educational Attainment: 25-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Family Income (percent poverty threshold): 2-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Family Type: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Country of Birth: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Disability Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Geographic Location: 2-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Health Insurance Status: 2-44, 45-64
    • Marital Status: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
    • Sexual Orientation: 18-44, 45-64, 65+
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.