Table 3.

Association of management strategy with 1-yr mortality after first diagnosis of critical limb ischemia

Odds of Death (95% CI)
RevascularizationAmputationNo procedure
Unadjusted1.00 (referent)2.91 (2.50 to 3.39)2.05 (1.76 to 2.38)
Adjusteda1.00 (referent)1.68 (1.38 to 2.04)1.58 (1.32 to 1.89)
  • a Adjusted for level of renal function; age; black race; diabetes; random serum glucose; history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, stroke, and COPD; clinical presentation (rest pain, ischemic ulceration, or gangrene); distance from nearest VA medical center; census division of residence; Medicare coverage (non-Medicare, Medicare HMO, Medicare non-HMO); and year of cohort entry. CI, confidence interval.