Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation with Diabetes as a Listed Diagnosis, United States, 1988–2009
The number of hospital discharges for nontraumatic lower extremity amputation (LEA) with diabetes as a listed diagnosis started to increase from 55,000 in 1988 to 83,000 in 1997, and then decreased to 68,000 in 2009. From 1988 to 2009, the number of discharges increased by 24%.
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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