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Figure 2. Hospital Discharge Rates for Lower Extremity Amputations

This image shows hospital discharge rates for lower extremity amputations.  It compares those with diabetes and no diabetes at a rate per 1,000.  Between Ages 18-44, 3.4 with diabetes, and 0.02 with no diabetes.  Between Ages 45-64, 7.5 with diabetes, and 0.16 with no diabetes.  Between Ages 65-74, 9.8 with diabetes, and 0.62 with no diabetes.  Ages 75 and up, 15.6 with diabetes, and 1.78 with no diabetes.

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