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Why Is That?

In the Delaware Valley, Black men are nearly three times more likely to suffer from a lower extremity amputation than white men. This chart shows the average major amputation rates per 100,000 people in 2017-2019. Why do you think Black men suffer so many more amputations than white men? We want to reduce amputation rates for black men and want to know what you think.

Which group in the Philadelphia area receive the most amputations?

A. Black men ages 40 – 60
B. White men over age 60
C. Black women ages 40 – 60


Black Men ages 40 – 60

Black men are nearly 3x as likely to experience a lower extremity amputation than any other group.

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