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  1. Medical care of patients with diabetes : Epidemiologic aspects.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Regenstrief conference. Washington DC USA, 1994/12/11.


    To describe the epidemiologic characteristics of physician care and self-care for adults with diabetes in the U.S. population.

    Design and Subjects 

    Data are drawn from the 1989 National Health Interview Survey, in which a personal household interview was administered to a representative sample of U.S. adults aged 18 years or older.

    The response rate was 96% (n=84 572).

    All subjects identified as having diabetes previously diagnosed by a physician were asked a series of questions about their diabetes.

    Response rate for this representative sample of U.S. diabetic patients was 95% (n=2405).


    Self-reported information was obtained about various aspects of diabetes care, including care by physicians and self-care practices of the diabetic persons.

    Sociodemographic and clinical factors that may influence diabetes care were also determined.


    More than 90% of diabetic adults had one physician for the usual care of their diabetes, but 32% made fewer than four visits to this physician each year.

    Most physician visits by diabetic patients were not made to diabetes specialists, and the visit rate to other health care professionals such as ophthalmologists, podiatrists, and nutritionists was low.

    About half of insulin-treated diabetic subjects used multiple daily insulin injections ; and 40% of patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, 26% of those with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) who were taking insulin,...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diabète, Soin, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Endocrinopathie, Santé publique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diabetes mellitus, Care, Health system, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Human, Endocrinopathy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0165258

    Code Inist : 002B21E01C. Création : 199608.