Table 2—

Treatment of diagnosed adult type 2 diabetes in NHANES III (1988–1994) and NHANES 1999–2000

Medication typeNHANES III (1988–1994)
NHANES 1999–2000
Adjusted* OR for medication use in NHANES 1999–2000 compared with NHANES III (1988–1994)
nPercent (SE)nPercent (SE)
Insulin only1,947,17624.2 (1.49)1,679,98516.4 (3.11)0.61
OADs only3,655,25945.4 (2.46)5,384,94352.5 (3.64)1.50
Insulin and OADs248,6163.1 (0.51)1,128,92211.0 (2.90)3.50
Diet alone2,207,85527.4 (2.00)2,070,77120.2 (3.18)0.58
Total on all regimens8,058,90710010,264,622100.0
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    * Adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, BMI, and duration of diabetes.