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.
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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