Age-Adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Sex, United States, 1988–2009
From 1988 to 2009, the age-adjusted hospital discharge rate for nontraumatic lower extremity amputation per 1,000 diabetic population was higher among males than among females. In 2009, the age-adjusted rate among males was almost twice that among females (4.1 vs 2.2 per 1,000 diabetic population).
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.
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