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Prevalence and Incidence of Amputation

Prevalance of Amputation:

7 per 1000 (NHIS95: excludes toes/fingers only) ... see also overview of Amputation.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 142 or 0.70% or 1.9 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "7 per 1000 (NHIS95: excludes toes/fingers only)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of types of Amputation:

For details see incidence of types of Amputation analysis; summary of available incidence by type data:

Incidence statistics for Amputation:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Amputation:

  • 82,000 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations was performed annually on diabetics in the US 2000-2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Amputation:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Amputation

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Amputation usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Amputation at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Amputation refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Amputation diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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