Age-adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA) 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).
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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