Hospital Discharge Rates for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA) per 1,000 Diabetic Population, Below Knee Amputation by Age, United States, 1993–2009
From 1993 to 2009, hospital discharge rates for nontraumatic LEA below the knee among the diabetic population decreased among people aged 65 years or older. Among people aged 64 years or younger, trends showed little or no change until 1999 and then decreased afterwards. In 2009, the hospital discharge rates for below knee amputation were 0.9 per 1,000 diabetic population for people aged 64 years or younger, 1.2 per 1,000 diabetic population for those aged 65–74 years, and 1.4 per 1,000 diabetic population for those aged 75 years or older.
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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