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Poor? You’re more likely to lose a limb to diabetes, study shows
Orange County Register

Patients with diabetes from lower-income neighborhoods in Orange County are up to five times more likely to have a limb amputated than those in wealthier areas, according to a new UCLA study of amputations across the state.

The average annual rate of amputation in Santa Ana, Fullerton and Orange was roughly five per 1,000 patients. Garden Grove and Anaheim were close behind at four.