Mortality in a cohort of diabetic patients. Causes and relative risks

Diabetologia. 1989 Feb;32(2):103-4. doi: 10.1007/BF00505181.

Abstract

In a prospective study of mortality in a large group of Scottish diabetic patients, ischaemic heart disease was responsible for 51% of deaths, with the diabetic relative risks of death being 3.8, 2.7 and 2.2 for the age groups 45-64, 65-74, and 75 years and over, respectively. The diabetic relative risks for mortality from all causes were 5.5, 2.3, 1.7, 1.3 for age ranges 15-44, 45-64, 65-74, and 75 and over, respectively. The all cancer mortality rate is not reduced in diabetic individuals.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / mortality
  • Cohort Studies
  • Coronary Disease / mortality
  • Diabetes Mellitus / mortality*
  • Heart Diseases / mortality
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Mortality*
  • Neoplasms / mortality
  • Risk Factors
  • Scotland