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Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges with a Lower Extremity Condition (LED) as First-Listed or Secondary Diagnosis and Diabetes as Any Listed Diagnosis, United States, 1988–2007

Among hospital discharges with diabetes as any-listed diagnosis, the number of discharges with a lower extremity condition (LEC) (e.g., peripheral arterial disease, ulcer/inflammation/infection or neuropathy) as any-listed diagnosis (first or secondary) doubled from 445,000 in 1988 to 890,000 in 2007. During this period, the number of discharges with LEC as the secondary diagnosis increased more rapidly than those with LEC as the first-listed diagnosis. In 2007, of 890,000 discharges with LEC as any-listed diagnosis, about 31% had LEC as the first-listed diagnosis.

Graph showing Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges Involving LEDs, United States, 1980-2002. Links for data figures, sources, methodology and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this figure.
 

 Discharges
YearFirst-ListedSecondaryTotal
1988 177268445
1989 176272447
1990 171295466
1991 174325499
1992 184365549
1993 202382584
1994 215406621
1995 227440667
1996 236475710
1997 243501744
1998 247514761
1999 247542788
2000 242560803
2001 246573819
2002 259595854
2003271609880
2004274626900
2005271627898
2006271622893
2007272618890

 

Methods and Limitations

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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 CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

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