Age-Adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Race, 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 blacks than among whites. The rates among blacks decreased throughout the study period, and the rates among whites decreased beginning in 1999. In 2009, the age-adjusted rate among blacks was about twice the rate among whites (4.5 vs 2.3 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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