Hospital Discharge Rates for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Age, United States, 1988–2009
In all three age groups, the hospital discharge rates for nontraumatic lower extremity amputation per 1,000 diabetic population were lower in 2009 than in 1988, with rates decreasing from the mid-1990s for all three age groups. From 1988 to 2009, the rates for nontraumatic extremity amputation per 1,000 diabetes population were greater with increasing age, the differences were narrowed in later years. In 2009, the rate per 1,000 diabetic population was 3.1 among people younger than 65 years, 3.5 among people aged 65-74 years, and 3.7 among people aged 75 years or older.
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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 the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.