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QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Saw Selected Types of Health Professionals† in the Past 12 Months, by Diagnosed Diabetes Status§ — National Health Interview Survey, 2015
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    In 2015, adults aged ≥65 years with diagnosed diabetes were more likely than adults without diagnosed diabetes to report seeing general doctors (92.3% compared with 86.7%); eye doctors (66.9% compared with 56.6%); physician specialists (51.5% compared with 45.5%); foot doctors (29.9% compared with 13.0%) and mental health professionals (6.3% compared with 4.5%) in the past 12 months. Those with diabetes were less likely than those without diabetes to report seeing a dentist or dental hygienist in the past 12 months (54.5% compared with 65.0%).

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