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Hospitalizations for Lower Extremity Amputations in Adults with Diabetes, United States

Sex Age-adjusted Rate
(per 1,000)
Overall 3.4
Males 4.8
Females 2.0
Sex Age Group
(in years)
Lower Extremity Amputations Estimated Events
Attributable to DiabetesReports the estimated number of hospitalizations that are attributed to diabetes, which can be interpreted as the number of hospitalizations that would be reduced if diabetes were eliminated. The number is rounded to the nearest 10.
Total Events Crude Rate
(per 1,000)
95% Confidence Interval
Lower Limit Upper Limit
Overall 18-44 9,286 2.8 2.6 2.9 8,520
45-64 50,462 4.4 4.3 4.5 45,180
65-74 24,043 4.1 4.0 4.3 19,380
75+ 19,014 4.5 4.3 4.7 13,800
Total 102,835 4.1 4.1 4.2 86,800
Males 18-44 6,479 4.2 3.9 4.5 5,930
45-64 36,284 6.1 5.9 6.3 32,530
65-74 16,600 5.6 5.4 5.8 13,510
75+ 11,673 6.3 5.9 6.6 8,810
Total 71,060 5.8 5.6 5.9 60,740
Females 18-44 2,821 1.6 1.5 1.7 2,580
45-64 14,143 2.6 2.5 2.7 12,650
65-74 7,449 2.6 2.5 2.7 5,860
75+ 7,351 3.1 3.3 3.9 4,980
Total 31,774 2.5 2.5 2.6 26,060

Data Source: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Database

Note: Although the national estimates are reported at the annual level, the years of data vary across states (2011-2014).

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