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Age-adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA) With Diabetes as Any-Listed Diagnosis per 10,000 Population, United States, 1988–2009

The age-adjusted hospital discharge rate for nontraumatic lower extremity amputation (LEA) per 10,000 population sharply increased from 1991 to 1996, when it peaked, and then declined through 2009. The age-adjusted LEA rate in 2009 was similar to the rate in 1988 (2.2 vs 2.3 per 10,000 population).

Graph showing Age-Adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates for Non-traumatic Lower Extremity Amputation per 10,000 General Population, United States, 1988-2009. Links for methodology and data limitations follow this figure.

YearAge-Adjusted Rate
1988 2.3
1989 2.1
1990 2.2
1991 1.8
1992 2.3
1993 2.2
1994 2.6
1995 2.9
1996 3.2
1997 3.0
1998 3.1
1999 2.8
2000 2.8
2001 3.1
2002 2.7
20032.5
2004 2.6
20052.3
20062.2
20072.0
20082.4
20092.2

 

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; U.S. Census Bureau, census of the population and population estimates and National Center for Health Statistics, CDC, bridged-race population estimates. 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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