Epidemiology of diabetes-related lower extremity amputations in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Spain)

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009 Oct;86(1):e6-8. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2009.06.015. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

Abstract

We have studied the rate of lower extremity amputations (LEAs) in the south of Gran Canaria. The incidence rate was 319.7 per 100,000 (95% CI, 258.6-380.8) per year in the diabetic subjects. The incidence of both diabetic and non-diabetic LEAs is the highest reported in Spain.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amputation* / statistics & numerical data
  • Diabetes Complications / epidemiology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Spain / epidemiology