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.
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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