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STAGGERING RACIAL DISPARITY IN AMPUTATIONS OF LEGS USA

STAGGERING RACIAL DISPARITY IN AMPUTATIONS OF LEGS USA
Black patients are losing limbs at triple the rate of others, Despite the great scientific strides in diabetes care, the rate of amputations across the country grew by 50% between 2009 and 2015. Diabetics undergo 130,000 amputations each year, often in low-income and underinsured neighborhoods. Black patients lose limbs at a rate triple that of others.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741521412013146
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/health/diabetes-amputation-disparity-partner/index.html

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