Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
4.9 lower extremity amputations per 1,000 adults (2016)
4.3 per 1,000
4.9 lower extremity amputations per 1,000 adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes occurred in 2016
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce the rate of lower extremity amputations in adults with diagnosed diabetes
Data Sources: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
People with diabetes who have a foot or leg amputated are at increased risk of death. Evidence shows that long-term blood sugar control and team approaches to manage diabetic foot ulcers can help reduce amputation rates in people with diabetes.
Workgroup: Diabetes Workgroup