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Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Ulcer/Inflammation/Infection (ULCER), or Neuropathy as First-Listed Diagnosis and Diabetes as Any-Listed Diagnosis United States, 1988–2007

PAD, ULCER and neuropathy are costly and disabling lower extremity conditions that can lead to amputation. The number of hospital discharges for PAD showed no significant change from 1998 to 1991, increased from 1991 to 1996 and decreased from 1996 to 2007. However, the number of discharges for neuropathy and ULCER increased throughout the period. In 2007, about 84,000 hospital discharges were for PAD, 113,000 were for ULCER, and 75,000 were for neuropathy.

Graph showing Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Ulcer/Inflammation/Infection (ULCER), or Neuropathy as First-Listed Diagnosis and Diabetes as Any-Listed Diagnosis United States, 1988–2007. Links for data figures, sources, methodology and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this figure.
 

YearNumber (in thousands)
PAD ULCER Neuropathy
1988 817225
1989 797225
1990 757225
1991 737229
1992 777531
1993 858136
1994 968434
1995 1108334
1996 1188137
1997 1218042
1998 1158250
1999 1118551
2000 1028852
2001 969456
2002 9310661
2003 9411264
2004 9311565
2005 8911566
2006 8511373
2007 8411375

 

Methods and Limitations

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics, data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey and Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey.  Data computed by personnel in the Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.

 

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