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Amputation of toe, foot, leg or part of leg

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For sample persons ages 18 and older who do not have confirmed diabetes, AMPUTEV reports whether the person has ever had an amputation of his or her toe, foot, leg, or part of a leg.

This question is complementary to DIAMPUTEV, which was asked of adults who have confirmed diabetes.

For persons who have had an amputation of all or part of both legs, please see AMPUT2EV and DIAMPUT2EV.

This variable is included in the 1989 Diabetes supplement. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1989: Sample persons age 18+ who do not have confirmed diabetes.


  • 1989