Australian National Diabetes Information Audit & Benchmarking (ANDIAB) 2011 Final Report

2.4.5 Feet

Data on the condition of the feet of indivduals in the study

Page last updated: December 2011

Recorded

The presence of Peripheral Neuropathy [No/Yes], Peripheral Vascular Disease [No/Yes], Past History of Foot Ulceration [No/Yes], Current Foot Ulceration [No/Yes], Active Foot Lesion [No/Yes], Foot Deformity [No/Yes] and whether Attended Podiatrist [No/Yes]. Also recorded Lower Limb Amputation in the last 12 months [No/Yes] or previously [No/Yes].
These are Adult Data

% Missing (Overall)

Peripheral Neuropathy 4.4 %
Peripheral Vascular Disease 4.8 %
Past History of Foot Ulceration 18.2 %
Current Foot Ulceration 18.4 %
Active Foot Lesion 27.8 %
Foot Deformity 27.6 %
Attended Podiatrist 20.5 %
Lower Limb Amputation in the last 12 months 16.3%
Lower Limb Amputation Previously 18.1%

The high % missing here are contributed to by the large number of Electronic Site data records received, many of which did not contain data for these fields.
[see Note [2] Discussion and Executive Summary].

As there few/nil of these conditions/events in Paediatric sites in 1998, these problems were not asked for Paediatric/Adolescent patients except for Peripheral Neuropathy. The percentages in brackets are the All Forms and the Paediatric/Adolescent Forms missing data, for the one of these fields collected on all individuals. All others are Adult Forms only data.

Results

[1] Current Status (% Present) : [see Table 14]

Table 14 gives overall results for Current Data on Feet.

Table - 14 Feet- Current Status (% Present)

Feet
All n =
All %
n = 4629
Adult %
n = 4629
Paediatric %
n = 0
Past history of Foot Ulceration
256
5.5%
Current Foot Ulceration
98
2.1%
Active Foot Lesion
116
2.5%
Foot Deformity
203
4.4%
Peripheral Vascular Disease
540
11.7%
Peripheral Neuropathy
1013
21.9%
Amputation: in the last 12 months
33
0.7%
Amputation: Previously
97
2.1%
Amputation: New or Previously
119
2.6%
There are no Tables [Appendix 5] showing the breakdown for Foot Data by Diabetes Type for all data.

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