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Prevalence of Peripheral Vascular Disease in Medicare Beneficiaries with Diabetes, Aged 65 Years or Older, United States, 2013

Sex Age-adjusted Rate
(per 100)
Overall 20.7
Male 21.6
Female 19.8
Sex Age Group
(in years)
Peripheral Vascular Disease Estimated Cases
Attributable to DiabetesReports the estimated number of disease cases that are attributed to diabetes, which can be interpreted as the number of cases that would be reduced if diabetes were eliminated.
Total Cases Crude Rate
(per 100)
95% Confidence Interval
Lower Limit Upper Limit
Overall 65-74 1,126,503 16.1 16.0 16.1 743,910
75+ 1,538,348 25.7 25.6 25.7 626,780
Total 2,664,851 21.4 21.4 21.5 1,370,690
Male 65-74 603,778 17.4 17.3 17.4 399,920
75+ 692,446 26.3 26.3 26.4 313,020
Total 1,296,224 22.1 22.0 22.1 712,940
Female 65-74 522,726 14.9 14.8 14.9 343,990
75+ 845,902 25.2 25.1 25.2 313,750
Total 1,368,627 20.9 20.9 20.9 657,740

Data Source: 2013 Medicare Master Beneficiary Summary File

Note: Medicare analyses are restricted to adults aged 65 or older with full Fee-for-Service coverage during a 2-year period and then extrapolated to the entire Medicare population using a state/sex/age-specific multiplier.

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