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Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges, Number (in Thousands) of Days of Hospital Stay, and Average Length of Stay (LOS) in Days for Discharges with Lower Extremity Amputations as First-Listed Diagnosis, by Race, United States, 1988–2009

 

YearRace
WhiteBlack
DischargesDaysAverage LOSDischargesDaysAverage LOS
1988 38 796 21.1 9 179 19.3
1989 3468019.7 12 229 19.2
1990 3674420.8920023.1
1991 2346619.91324619.4
1992 32 614 19.01017717.9
1993 3160919.611 26123.2
1994 3761316.513 15512.1
1995 4563414.014 20114.0
1996 4764713.916 24115.5
1997 4255413.217 19711.8
1998 4854811.42027313.7
1999 45536 11.81315111.6
2000 4451511.61317613.1
2001 535259.91521414.3
2002 4347811.2 1214612.4
200344 4279.6 12 12510.2
2004 3638010.6 1719111.0
20053335410.71518111.8
2006322959.31722913.2
2007332989.01422616.5
2008443578.21213811.1
2009373298.91617511.0


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. 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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