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HOW RACE AFFECTS RISK OF MAJOR AMPUTATION IN PAD PATIENTS
Race and Socioeconomic Status Independently Affect Risk of Major Amputation in Peripheral Artery Disease
"Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a global pandemic affecting 8 million to 10 million adults in the United States and >200 million people worldwide.1 Black patients have a 2‐ to 3‐fold higher prevalence of PAD than white patients.2 A number of studies have shown black race to be a significant risk factor for amputation in PAD"
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