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
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.