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Lower extremity amputations in Sweden

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress


Gustav Jarl

Research subject

The study has four aims:

  1. to investigate how the risk for lower extremity amputation has developed in Sweden during the last 10 years.
  2. to investigate the risk of lower extremity amputation in relation to socioeconomic status and diabetes.
  3. to compare the mortality risk between people who have or have not gone through lower extremity amputation.
  4. to investigate risk factors for lower extremity amputation  among people with diabetes.

This will be investigated by using data from national registers.

Research funding bodies

  • Region Örebro County