Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
4.9 lower extremity amputations per 1,000 adults (2016)

4.3 per 1,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

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

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


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.

Topics:  Diabetes, Health Care

Workgroup: Diabetes Workgroup