Table 1

Prevalence of screening and screening methods by age and sex

Members without diabetesScreenedScreening method [n (% of screened)]
OGTTHbA1c (± laboratory or POC glucose)Laboratory glucosePOC glucose
Women and men
 Age 45–54 years6,5644,927 (75)8 (0)675 (14)4,225 (86)19 (0)
 Age 55–64 years5,6054,495 (80)3 (0)629 (14)3,850 (86)13 (0)
 Age ≥65 years603519 (86)0 (0)74 (14)445 (86)0 (0)
 Total12,7729,941 (78)11 (0)1,378 (14)8,520 (86)32 (0)
Women
 Age 45–54 years3,7762,877 (76)6 (0)402 (14)2,453 (85)16 (1)
 Age 55–64 years3,1512,525 (80)1 (0)330 (13)2,188 (87)6 (0)
 Age ≥65 years266224 (84)0 (0)34 (15)190 (85)0 (0)
 Total7,1935,626 (78)7 (0)766 (14)4,831 (86)22 (0)
Men
 Age 45–54 years2,7882,050 (74)2 (0)273 (13)1,772 (86)3 (0)
 Age 55–64 years2,4541,970 (80)2 (0)299 (15)1,662 (84)7 (0)
 Age ≥65 years337295 (88)0 (0)40 (14)255 (86)0 (0)
 Total5,5794,315 (77)4 (0)612 (14)3,689 (85)10 (0)
  • Data are n (%) unless otherwise indicated. The date of the first screening test was defined as the index date. If a patient had claims for more than one test on the index date, we used a hierarchical classification system to define the first diabetes screening test. The order was: OGTT, HbA1c, laboratory glucose, and POC glucose.