Age-Adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates for a Lower Extremity Condition (LEC) as First-Listed Diagnosis per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Sex, United States, 1988–2007
From 1988 to 2007, the age-adjusted hospital discharge rates for LEC as first-listed diagnosis showed a decreasing trend among men but no significant change among women. In general, rates were higher among men than among women; however, these differences by sex decreased throughout the period. In 2007, the discharge rate for LEC as first-listed diagnosis was 15.3 per 1,000 diabetic population among men and 14.4 among women.
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 CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
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