The National Diabetes Survey is a periodic population-based probability survey of U.S. adults that has been conducted in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2016 to measure trends in diabetes awareness, knowledge, and behavior.
The survey samples more than 2,500 respondents including people with diabetes, people with prediabetes, people at risk, and others. Address-based sampling was used, with oversampling of African-Americans and Hispanics.Get It Now
The NIDDK launched the first National Diabetes Survey in 2006 to address a lack of national data on diabetes-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among U.S. adults, as well as on the management of diabetes by people with the disease. The NIDDK has since conducted this national survey every 2 to 3 years.
Survey results provide insights on trends that health care providers can apply in their own practices and that the diabetes community can use to reach populations affected by diabetes. Data from the National Diabetes Survey may complement statistics on diabetes prevalence and cost collected by other organizations.
The NIDDK has used National Diabetes Survey data to guide and assess program strategies. National Diabetes Survey data have also been used to develop and promote messages to help address perceived diabetes risk, prevention, and management behaviors.
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