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Table 3 Annual distribution of major lower limb amputations in northern Jordan between 2012 and 2017

From: Major lower extremity amputation: a contemporary analysis from an academic tertiary referral centre in a developing community

Variable201220132014201520162017
Frequency (%)14 (10.0)31 (22.2)28 (20.0)30 (21.4)17 (12.1)20 (14.3)
Level of amputation, n (%)
 BKA11 (78.6)27 (87.1)23 (82.1)21 (70.0)11 (64.7)17 (85.0)
 AKA3 (21.4)4 (12.9)5 (17.9)9 (30.0)6 (35.3)3 (15.0)
Vascular surgeon, n (%)3 (21.4)↓↓13 (41.9)16 (57.1)20 (66.7)12 (70.6)18 (90.0)↑↑
Revision, n (%)4 (28.6) 2 (6.5)6 (21.4) 0 (0.0)1 (5.9)1 (5.0)
LOS (mean ± SE, days)11.9 ± 2.0↑↑6.2 ± 0.960.0 ± 0.95.2 ± 0.56.5 ± 0.98.0 ± 1.5
  1. BKA Below-knee amputation, AKA Above-knee amputation, LOS Length of stay, n Number, SE Standard error of the mean
  2. Significantly greater than expected (p < 0.05)
  3. ↑↑Significantly greater than expected (p < 0.01)
  4. Significantly less than expected (p < 0.05)
  5. ↓↓Significantly less than expected (p < 0.01)