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Table 5 Health care use patterns by predicted undetected diabetes and prediabetes status

From: Detecting type 2 diabetes and prediabetes among asymptomatic adults in the United States: modeling American Diabetes Association versus US Preventive Services Task Force diabetes screening guidelines

   Average annual visits
Scenario Population in 20101(in thousands) Primary care office visits2 Non-primary care office visits3 Outpatient visits4 Emergency visits4 Hospital admissions4 Total
Predicted probability of undetected diabetes        
 <0.05 155,511 1.00 3.19 0.29 0.13 0.05 4.67
 0.05 to <0.10 37,462 2.01 5.72 0.67 0.21 0.15 8.76
 ≥0.10 10,652 2.39 6.32 1.51 0.22 0.22 10.67
Predicted probability of undetected prediabetes        
 <0.10 13,904 0.93 2.62 0.16 0.11 0.03 3.85
 0.10 to <0.15 21,019 0.69 2.09 0.19 0.13 0.03 3.12
 0.15 to <0.20 19,964 0.67 2.69 0.24 0.11 0.03 3.74
 0.20 to <0.25 17,790 0.86 2.79 0.22 0.15 0.04 4.06
 0.25 to <0.30 21,049 0.97 3.45 0.40 0.14 0.06 5.01
 0.30 to <0.35 17,511 1.26 4.12 0.72 0.15 0.09 6.34
 0.35 to <0.40 23,528 1.59 4.72 0.46 0.18 0.10 7.05
 ≥0.40 68,860 1.75 4.91 0.59 0.18 0.13 7.56
 ADA 86,292 1.59 4.39 0.58 0.18 0.11 6.85
 USPSTF 59,064 2.14 5.77 0.79 0.23 0.16 9.09
Diagnosed diabetes 20,458 2.81 7.21 1.08 0.31 0.28 11.69
  1. Note: Analysis of the 2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. 1Population analyzed is 202 million non-diabetic, non-pregnant adults age 18 or older in the US in 2010. Representative sample of the non-institutionalized population in the US excluding pregnant women. 2Office visit to a general or family practice or general internal medicine practice. 3Visits to non-primary care providers (excluding obstetrician-gynecologist visits). 4Hospital outpatient or emergency visit, or hospitalization for any reason.