About the National Data
Baseline: 89.0 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes using insulin performed self-monitoring of blood glucose at least once daily in 2017
Target: 94.4 percent
Percentage point improvement
Persons are considered to have diabetes if they have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes or sugar diabetes. Women who report that the only time they have been diagnosed with diabetes was during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) are excluded. Persons who reported borderline or prediabetes are also excluded. The BRFSS is conducted independently by each state and therefore methodologies may vary. Pooled national estimates may not take into account these differences and so may differ from estimates obtained using data sources that use methodologies designed to produce national estimates.
Data for this objective are collected using the core component and an optional module of the BRFSS, which is made available to States for administration annually. The number of States that select the diabetes module varies every year. The measure is the mean of data for the reporting States. In 2017, 39 States including DC used the optional module excluding: AR, CT, HI, ID, IL, ME, MA, MS, OR, SD, TN, and WV. In 2018, 19 States (including DC) used the optional module including, AL, AZ, DE, DC, GA, IA, ME, MA, MS, NJ, ND, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, and WI. In 2019, 31 States (including DC)used the optional module excluding AZ, AR, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, MA, MS, NV, NJ, NY, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, WA, and WV.
Effect size h=0.2 was chosen to correspond with 20% improvement from a baseline of 50%.