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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%.

 

Graph showing Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation with Diabetes as a Listed Diagnosis, United States, 1988-2009. Links for data figures, sources, methodology and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this figure.

YearDischarges
(Number in Thousands)
1988 55
1989 52
1990 54
1991 45
1992 58
1993 57
1994 67
1995 77
1996 86
1997 83
1998 85
1999 77
2000 78
2001 87
2002 77
200372
200475
200567
200666
200760
200872
200968


Methods and Limitations

Detailed Data Table

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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