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Ethnicity and risk of lower limb amputation in people with type 2 diabetes: A prospective cohort study

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 2015-06-26 13:08:57.137

Authors

Tom Robinson
Timothy Kenealy
M. Garrett
Dale M. Bramley
Paul L. Drury
C. Raina Elley

Year of Publication

2015

Source

Diabetic Medicine, 16 May [Epub before print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

This study investigates the risk of amputation among patients with type 2 diabetes among different ethnic groups in New Zealand. After adjusting for demographic and socio-economic variables and compared with Europeans, Māori had the highest risk, whereas East Asians and South Asians had the lowest risk. The authors discuss the implications of these findings.

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