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Table 2 Demographics and Diabetic Complications of Patients with Hospitalization for Diabetic Foot Infection

From: A classification of diabetic foot infections using ICD-9-CM codes: application to a large computerized medical database

  Group
  Any Gangrene Osteomyelitis Ulcer Foot
Cellulites
or Abscess
Toe
Cellulitis
or Abscess
Paronychia Other
  61,007 11,666 4,133 20,142 4,438 1,395 289 18,944
Male 98.5% 99.1% 98.9% 98.6% 98.4% 98.4% 96.9% 98.0%
Mean Age 68.1 70.0 66.3 68.7 66.9 67.3 66.7 66.9
Standard deviation 11.0 10.2 11.0 10.9 11.4 11.4 12.6 11.3
White 76.3% 68.0% 75.1% 77.9% 76.6% 81.1% 76.6% 79.7%
African-American 16.0% 23.1% 17.5% 15.7% 14.3% 12.0% 17.4% 12.1%
Other race 7.7% 8.9% 7.4% 6.4% 9.1% 6.9% 6.0% 8.2%
Unknown 3.5% 3.1% 6.2% 3.1% 2.9% 3.3% 2.4% 3.7%
Peripheral vascular disease 66.9% 77.2% 71.5% 73.8% 58.4% 64.6% 55.7% 54.6%
Peripheral neuropathy 53.4% 55.6% 62.7% 59.9% 55.5% 58.1% 49.5% 42.5%
Diabetic eye disease 43.2% 48.9% 48.7% 47.3% 41.4% 46.5% 34.3% 34.2%
Cerebrovascular diseases 24.3% 29.2% 19.2% 26.1% 21.2% 24.7% 27.7% 21.0%
Myocardial infarction 22.5% 24.0% 17.0% 22.7% 20.5% 22.2% 23.5% 23.0%
Renal diseases 20.6% 26.2% 16.9% 22.1% 17.0% 18.5% 19.4% 17.5%
  1. Text in large, bold, italic font shows findings that correspond to clinical expectation (see discussion).