About the National Data
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Baseline: 64.8 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes had an eye exam within the past 12 months in 2019
Target: 70.3 percent
Minimal statistical significance
Persons are considered to have diabetes if they respond "yes" to being told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Diagnoses of prediabetes or gestational diabetes are not included. This indicator uses age-adjustment groups: 18-44, 45-64, 65+.
In 2021, this objective was revised due to the 2019 NHIS redesign and survey question changes. The baseline questions changed from, "When was the last time you had an eye exam in which the pupils were dilated? This would have made you temporarily sensitive to bright light." and "(Other than during pregnancy,) Have you EVER been told by a doctor or health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?" to "During the past 12 months, have you had an eye exam from an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or eye doctor?" and "(Not including prediabetes or gestational diabetes) has a doctor or other health professional EVER told you that you had diabetes?" The baseline was revised from 62.3% in 2017 to 64.8% in 2019. The target was revised from 67.7% to 70.3% using the original target setting method.