Reduce the rate of death from any cause in adults with diabetes — D‑09 Data Methodology and Measurement

About the National Data


Baseline: 15.2 deaths per 1,000 person years occurred among adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes in 2010-15

Target: 13.7 per 1,000

Number of deaths from all-causes among adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes.
Person years of follow-up for adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes who participated in NHIS. A participant can contribute 1 to 10 years of follow-up to the denominator.
Target-setting method

Percent improvement

Target-setting method details
10 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A 10 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.


Methodology notes

The analysis relies on NHIS data linked to the National Death Index for follow-up of vital status. Weighted poisson regression will be used to calculate death rates. This method has been published by Gregg EW, Cheng YL, Srinivasan M, Lin J, Geiss LS, Albright AL, Imperatore GI. Trends in cause-specific mortality among adults with and without diagnosed diabetes in the USA: an epidemiological analysis of linked national survey and vital statistics. Lancet May 18, 2018.

Time variables are survey year and age at follow-up (age during the NHIS survey + time of censor). Time of censor is determined by date of death from NDI linkage or end of follow-up (whichever date occurs first). Total estimates are age adjusted by the following categories: 18-44, 45-64, 65-74, 75+. Persons are considered to have doctor diagnosed diabetes from the NHIS if they answer "yes" to the question listed. Diabetes during pregnancy is excluded. Persons who report borderline are also excluded.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Related, which includes objectives that have the same or a similar intent to either a measurable or developmental/archived objective in Healthy People 2020.