Table 2

Mortality and median survival periods for patients presenting with an acute Charcot foot or with an uncomplicated neuropathic ulcer

2000–20071980–2007
CharcotNeuropathic ulcerCharcotNeuropathic ulcer
Median follow-up (interquartile range) to 1 October 20083.0 (1.9–4.5)4.4 (3.2–6.3)3.4 (2.0–6.8)5.5 (3.3–8.4)
Median follow-up (interquartile range) to death2.1 (1.1–3.3)1.3 (0.6–2.5)3.7 (1.5–6.8)2.7 (1.2–6.0)
Number of male deaths (% of all males)8 (16.7)20 (41.7)25 (33.8)38 (52.1)
Number of female deaths (% of all females)5 (22.7)20 (5.6)25 (58.1)12 (33.3)
Mean age (± SD) at death61.7 ± 11.565.1 ± 11.066.4 ± 11.666.5 ± 11.2