North CarolinaState Snapshot for High Income

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for North Carolina for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

Historically, the State Snapshots have included State-specific estimates for selected AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. The 2018 QDR does not include State-specific QI estimates based on 2016 HCUP data because the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System version of the QI software used did not include risk adjustment. State-specific QIs will be reported in future QDRs when the estimates can be risk adjusted.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year High 2015 65.6 Better than Average 2013 74.8 Better than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year High 2015 88.7 Better than Average 2013 84.5 Better than Average
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year High 2015 83.3 Better than Average 2013 75.6 Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years High 2015 86.4 Better than Average 2013 84.7 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season High 2015 48.0 Better than Average 2013 54.1 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last flu season High 2015 74.8 Better than Average 2013 75.2 Better than Average
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination High 2015 77.8 Better than Average 2013 72.1 Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year High 2015 75.0 Average 2013 82.7 Better than Average
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination High 2015 33.9 Average 2013 32.7 Average