Term: Lower Limb Amputations with Comorbid Diabetes

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-05-19


The removal of the lower limb (below or including the knee) by amputation, in combination with a diagnosis of diabetes. Rates are expressed per 1,000 area residents age 20 through 79 (denominator includes both diabetics and non-diabetics).

NOTE: in some MCHP research, this term is called "Lower Limb Amputations Among People/Residents with Diabetes".

Lower limb amputation is recorded in the Hospital Abstracts data and is defined by:

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