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Hospital Discharge Rates for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA) per 1,000 Diabetic Population, Below Knee Amputation by Sex, United States, 1993–2009

From 1993 to 2009, hospital discharge rates for nontraumatic LEA below the knee among the diabetic population decreased for females but showed little or no change until 1995 and then decreased afterwards for males. Throughout the period, the hospital discharge rates for nontraumatic LEA were higher among men than women. In 2009, the hospital discharge rate for below knee amputation was 1.2 per 1,000 diabetic population for males and 0.6 per 1,000 diabetic population for females.

Graph showing Age-adjusted Rate of Hospital Discharge for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation per 1,000 Diabetic Population, by Level of Amputation Below Knee, United States, 1993-2009. Links for data figures, sources, methodology and data limitations, and detailed tables follow this figure.

 

YearSex
MaleFemale
PercentStd ErrorPercentStd Error
19932.5.201.7.15
19943.1.231.7.13
19953.2.291.6.13
19963.3.361.8.17
19972.7.151.4.09
19982.6.151.6.10
19992.6.151.4.07
20002.4.131.4.08
20012.1.121.2.07
20022.1.121.2.07
20032.0.121.0.06
20041.9.101.0.05
20051.5.080.8.04
20061.6.100.8.05
20071.5.090.7.05
20081.4.090.6.04
20091.2.070.6.04

 

Methods and Limitations

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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