Health Indicator Report of Lower Extremity Amputations Among Persons with Diabetes
Individuals with diabetes are unable to effectively produce or use insulin. This can lead to changes in blood vessels and nerves in the lower extremities resulting in ulceration as well as amputation. The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of all diabetic foot amputations can be prevented with proper diabetes management and care.
NotesData for Whites, Blacks, and Asians/Pacific Islanders do not include Hispanics. Hispanic ethnicity includes all races.
- Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/njbrfs/]
- Population Estimates, [http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/dmograph/est/est_index.html State Data Center], New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- Uniform Billing Patient Summary, Division of Health Care Quality and Assessment, New Jersey Department of Health, [http://www.nj.gov/health/healthcarequality/health-care-professionals/njddcs/]
DefinitionIncidence of lower extremity amputations per 1,000 persons diagnosed with diabetes
NumeratorNumber of lower extremity amputations among persons with diagnosed diabetes
DenominatorEstimated number of persons with diagnosed diabetes
Healthy People Objective: Reduce the rate of lower extremity amputations in persons with diagnosed diabetesU.S. Target: None. Tracking for informational purposes only.
Other Objectives'''Healthy New Jersey 2020 Objective DM-2''': Reduce the rate of lower extremity amputations per 1,000 persons with diagnosed diabetes to 2.4 for the total population, 2.5 among Whites, 4.3 among Blacks, 1.3 among Hispanics, and 0.5 among Asians.
Page Content Updated On 03/13/2020, Published on 03/13/2020