Table 3—

Proportion of U.S. diabetic adults aged ≥18 years achieving selected 2001 ADA clinical practice recommendations, NHANES 1999–2002

CharacteristicnProportion meeting recommendation ± SE
A1C*451
    <7%49.8 ± 3.6
    7–<8%20.5 ± 1.1
    ≥8%29.7 ± 3.4
HDL cholesterol829
    Low risk (>45 mg/dl for men, >55 mg/dl for women)27.4 ± 2.0
    Borderline risk (35–45 mg/dl in men, 45–55 mg/dl in     women)35.3 ± 2.5
    High risk (<35 mg/dl for men, <45 mg/dl for women)37.3 ± 2.3
LDL cholesterol252
    Low risk (<100 mg/dl)36.0 ± 4.0
    Borderline risk (100–130 mg/dl)30.8 ± 4.0
    High risk (≥130 mg/dl)33.2 ± 2.6
Triglycerides386
    Low risk (<200 mg/dl)65.0 ± 3.8
    Borderline risk (200–399 mg/dl)28.8 ± 3.4
    High risk (≥400 mg/dl)6.3 ± 1.7
Blood pressure (<130 mmHg systolic and <80 mmHg diastolic)87039.6 ± 2.7
Albumin-to-creatinine ratio861
    Normal (<30 mg/g)65.8 ± 1.5
    Microalbuminuria (30–299 mg/g)24.0 ± 1.6
    Macroalbuminuria (≥300 mg/g)10.1 ± 1.2
Daily caloric intake
    Protein (10–20%)91264.0 ± 2.8
    Saturated fat (<10%)86948.3 ± 2.6
    Unsaturated fat (<10%)86928.3 ± 1.9
Daily fiber intake (20–35g)87118.3 ± 2.2
Nonsmokers (%)99081.2 ± 1.4
Pneumococcal immunization (% ever)95138.2 ± 3.2
Recommended physical activity64828.2 ± 2.5
  • * NHANES 2001–2002 sample only.

  • Data reported from fasting participants only.

  • Among diabetic adults age ≥20 years who did not report difficulty walking quarter mile or walking up 10 steps without resting. Some categories do not add to 100.0 due to rounding.