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Table 2 Admissions and emergency/clinic visits related to DFU, by sex, Canada, 2011

From: Economic burden of illness associated with diabetic foot ulcers in Canada

Most responsible diagnosis Admissions ER and clinic visits
Women Men All Women Men All
DFU 881 2,134 3,015 2,827 6,380 9,207
DFU with gangrene 832 2,051 2,883 490 1,110 1,600
Infection/ sepsis 265 405 670 264 532 796
Cellulitis lower limb 744 1,103 1,847 3,630 6,277 9,907
Ulcer lower limb 160 209 369 101 187 288
Osteomyelitis 302 627 929 253 1,035 1,288
Complications with procedures 117 293 410 437 882 1,319
Complications with amputations 133 345 478 60 234 294
Surgical dressing care     1309 2220 3,529
Rehabilitation 195 435 630 11,435 29,932 41,367
Palliative care 61 73 134 0 30 30
Convalescence 209 484 693 3 9 12
Peripheral angiopathy 1,462 2,772 4,234 742 1,486 2,228
Peripheral tissue problems 202 369 571 179 418 597
Total 5,563 11,300 16,863 21,730 50,732 72,462
Total (less rehabilitation clinic)     10,295 20,800 31,095
  1. DFU: Diabetic Foot Ulcer, ER: Emergency Room.