Clinical Study

The Guyana Diabetes and Foot Care Project: Improved Diabetic Foot Evaluation Reduces Amputation Rates by Two-Thirds in a Lower Middle Income Country

Table 2

Major amputations by type at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

VariableBefore interventionAfter interventionTest statistic value

Time in months4248
above knee amputations124113*
Mean (SD)2.95 (2.44)2.13 (1.81)−1.82 ()0.07
Median (IQR)2 (1–4)2 (1–3)1.47 ()0.14
below knee amputations16641*
Mean (SD)3.95 (2.64)0.77 (1.05)−7.35 ()<0.0001
Median (IQR)3 (2–5)0 (0-1)6.82 ()<0.0001

Represents total with available dates. One AKA and 3 BKAs were not dated.