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Statistics about Amputation

Cause statistics for Amputation:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Amputation:

  • 0.7% of diabetics had a lower limb amputation in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 60% of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur among diabetics in the US 2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • 82,000 nontraumatic lower-limb amputations were performed annually on diabetics in the US 2000-2001 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • more about causes...»

Medical malpractice statistics for Amputation:

The following are medical malpractice statistics from various sources about Amputation:

  • Medical malpractice lawsuit statistics for orthotic malpractice or prosthetics malpractice in the USA:
    • 7 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding orthotics or prosthetics fitters in the US 1990-2004 (NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Amputation:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Amputation

Prevalance of Amputation: 7 per 1000 (NHIS95: excludes toes/fingers only)

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 142 or 0.70% or 1.9 million people in USA [about data]

Incidence statistics about 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 about incidence...»

Society statistics for Amputation

Hospitalization statistics for Amputation:

The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Amputation:

  • 0.001% (102) of hospital consultant episodes were for traumatic amputation of part of head in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • % of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of part of head in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of part of head in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 35 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for traumatic amputation of part of head in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of part of head were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (265) of hospital bed days were for traumatic amputation of part of head in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (64) of hospital consultant episodes were for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 87% of hospital consultant episodes for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3.3 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8% of hospital consultant episodes for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0004% (215) of hospital bed days were for crush injury or traumatic amputation of part of abdomen, lower back and pelvis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (12) of hospital consultant episodes were for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 88% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0003% (159) of hospital bed days were for traumatic amputation of shoulder and upper arm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (12) of hospital consultant episodes were for traumatic amputation of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of forearm required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of forearm were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of forearm were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of forearm required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for traumatic amputation of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 92% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of forearm occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of forearm occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of forearm were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0003% (167) of hospital bed days were for traumatic amputation of forearm in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (12) of hospital consultant episodes were for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 83% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (502) of hospital bed days were for traumatic amputation of hip and thigh in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (73) of hospital consultant episodes were for traumatic amputation of lower leg in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of lower leg required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of lower leg were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of lower leg were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of lower leg required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of lower leg in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 29 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of lower leg in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 63 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for traumatic amputation of lower leg in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 37% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of lower leg occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of lower leg occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of lower leg were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.004% (2,427) of hospital bed days were for traumatic amputation of lower leg in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (105) of hospital consultant episodes were for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot were men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot were women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 38 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 62% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (631) of hospital bed days were for traumatic amputation of ankle and foot in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (10) of hospital consultant episodes were for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 70% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.001% (298) of hospital bed days were for traumatic amputations involving multiple body regions in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.015% (1,936) of hospital consultant episodes were for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 79% of hospital consultant episodes for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26% of hospital consultant episodes for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39% of hospital consultant episodes for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 16% of hospital consultant episodes for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.039% (20,301) of hospital bed days were for complications peculiar to reattachment and amputation in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Amputation. 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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