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Am J Public Health. 1997 Oct;87(10):1717-20.

Diabetes in Hawaii: estimating prevalence from insurance claims data.

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Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu 96813, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Hawaii from insurance claims data.

METHODS:

Information from two major health plans covering approximately 66% of the state's population was used to estimate prevalence rates by sex, age group, and geographic area. Weighted multiple linear regression was applied to identify predictors of diabetes prevalence.

RESULTS:

The statewide diabetes prevalence was estimated at 43.8 per 1000 persons. The ethnic composition of the population and rural residence partially explained the geographic variation in diabetes prevalence.

CONCLUSIONS:

Insurance claims data may be a useful tool for population-based diabetes surveillance.

PMID:
9357364
PMCID:
PMC1381145
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.87.10.1717
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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