Hospital Discharge Rates for Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA) per 1,000 Diabetic Population, Toe Amputation by Age, United States, 1993–2009
From 1993 to 2009, hospital discharge rates for nontraumatic LEA of the toe among the diabetic population decreased among people aged 64 years or younger and among people aged 65–74 years. For those aged 75 years or older, trends showed little or no change until 1998 and then decreased afterwards. Throughout the period, the hospital discharge rates were lowest among people aged 64 years or younger compared with the other age groups. In 2009, the hospital discharge rates for toe amputation were 1.8 per 1,000 diabetic population for people aged 64 years or younger, 2.1 per 1,000 diabetic population for those aged 65–74 years, and 2.3 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.