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Percent of Diabetics Age 65-75 Filling At Least One Prescription for a Statin
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    Percent of Diabetics Age 65-75 Filling At Least One Prescription for a Statin
    (Year: 2010; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 67.8%
    Alaska 72.2%
    Arizona 69.3%
    Arkansas 65.1%
    California 72.4%
    Colorado 70.4%
    Connecticut 75.8%
    Delaware 76.3%
    District of Columbia 76.9%
    Florida 71.9%
    Georgia 70.6%
    Hawaii 78.8%
    Idaho 66.0%
    Illinois 71.6%
    Indiana 69.4%
    Iowa 72.4%
    Kansas 68.1%
    Kentucky 70.0%
    Louisiana 69.8%
    Maine 77.8%
    Maryland 72.8%
    Massachusetts 78.6%
    Michigan 71.5%
    Minnesota 76.3%
    Mississippi 66.2%
    Missouri 70.6%
    Montana 68.9%
    Nebraska 68.4%
    Nevada 67.7%
    New Hampshire 75.4%
    New Jersey 71.3%
    New Mexico 67.9%
    New York 75.1%
    North Carolina 71.8%
    North Dakota 68.3%
    Ohio 71.7%
    Oklahoma 66.5%
    Oregon 72.3%
    Pennsylvania 71.1%
    Rhode Island 74.0%
    South Carolina 70.5%
    South Dakota 67.2%
    Tennessee 69.3%
    Texas 70.7%
    Utah 70.6%
    Vermont 74.9%
    Virginia 72.8%
    Washington 76.3%
    West Virginia 68.7%
    Wisconsin 75.9%
    Wyoming 67.9%
    National Average 71.5%
    90th Percentile 76.3%
    50th Percentile 71.1%
    10th Percentile 67.2%
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • Patients were included in the diabetes cohort if they (1) were age 65 to 75 as of 1/1/2009, (2) met the HEDIS definition of diabetes mellitus in 20091, (3) were enrolled in a stand-alone Medicare Part D plan for at least 6 months of 2009 and at least 6 months of 2010, (4) filled at least one prescription for a insulin or an oral diabetes medication recorded in the 2009 PDE file, and (5) were not enrolled in hospice or a managed Medicare plan at any time during 2009 and 2010.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • All medication use measures were based on Part D event fill records for the time frame specific to each cohort’s observation. The Lexi-Data Basic database (Lexicomp) was used to obtain the drug name, dose, brand or generic status, and active ingredient according to the National Drug Code (NDC).




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