Age-Adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA) per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Level of Amputation, United States, 1993–2009
From 1993 to 2009, trends in age-adjusted hospital discharge rates among the diabetic population were similar by levels of nontraumatic LEA. In general, age-adjusted rates for all levels of LEA rates decreased over time. In 2009, the age-adjusted LEA rate was highest for toe amputation (1.8 per 1,000 diabetic population) followed by the rates for below knee amputation (0.9 per 1,000 diabetic population), foot amputation (0.5 per 1,000 diabetic population), and above knee amputation (0.4 per 1,000 diabetic population).
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data computed by personnel in the Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.
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