In 2015, diabetes was a reason for 4.2% of visits by adults to office-based physicians. Men aged 18–44 years had a higher percentage of visits for diabetes compared with women aged 18–44 years (2.2% versus 0.4%, respectively). Both women and men aged 18–44 years had a lower percentage of visits for diabetes compared with adults aged 45–64 and ≥65 years.
Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2015 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd/ahcd_questionnaires.htm.
Reported by: Brian W. Ward, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4568; Christine A. Lucas, MPH, MSW; Carol J. DeFrances, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Visits to Office-Based Physicians by Adults Aged ≥18 Years for Diabetes Mellitus, by Sex and Age — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:1283. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6646a7.
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