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Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes per 1,000 population.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 5-10.


1.30a Lower extremity amputations in persons with diabetes - per 1,000 population (all ages), 1998 - 2000.

1.30b Lower extremity amputations in persons with diabetes - per 1,000 population (all ages), 1997 - 1999.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS).


Number of U.S. civilian persons who report that they have ever been diagnosed with diabetes, excluding women age 18 and over who report that the only time they have been diagnosed with diabetes was during pregnancy (gestational diabetes).


Number of hospital discharges with diabetes (ICD-9-CM code 250) as any listed diagnosis and amputation of the lower limb (ICD-9-CM procedure code 84.1) as any listed procedure.


Measure is age adjusted.

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