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.
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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