Table C.5. Lower extremity amputations in persons with diabetes per 1,000 population (all ages), National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2000

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Population group1997-19991998-2000
RateStandard errorRateStandard error
Total5.00.44.80.4
Age (not age adjusted)  
  0-17DSUDSUDSUDSU
  18-443.30.63.50.6
  45-647.10.66.40.6
  65 and over10.40.79.80.7
Racea  
  American Indian or Alaska NativeDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Asian or Pacific IslanderDSUDSUDSUDSU
     AsianDSUDSUDSUDSU
     Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific IslanderDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Black or African American7.31.57.01.5
  White3.40.33.50.4
Ethnicity  
  HispanicDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Non-HispanicDSUDSUDSUDSU
     Black or African AmericanDSUDSUDSUDSU
     WhiteDSUDSUDSUDSU
Gender  
  Female2.90.33.20.3
  Male7.30.86.60.8
Expected payment sourceb  
  MedicaidDSUDSUDSUDSU
  MedicareDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Private/other insuranceDSUDSUDSUDSU
  UninsuredDSUDSUDSUDSU
  Unknown (weighted count)DSUDSUDSUDSU

a Race categories changed in 2000. Data for 2000 may not be comparable to those used in previous years.
b Rates may be overestimated due to undercount in the denominators of some payment sources from the Current Population Survey.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Discharge Survey.

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Current as of August 2008
Internet Citation: Table C.5. Lower extremity amputations in persons with diabetes per 1,000 population (all ages), National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2000: Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/diabguide/diabqguidetabc.5.html