, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 103–104 | Cite as

Mortality in a cohort of diabetic patients

Causes and relative risks
  • N. R. Waugh
  • J. H. Dallas
  • R. T. Jung
  • R. W. Newton


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.

Key words

Diabetes mortality relative risks 


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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. R. Waugh
    • 1
  • J. H. Dallas
    • 1
  • R. T. Jung
    • 2
  • R. W. Newton
    • 2
  1. 1.Tayside Health BoardUK
  2. 2.Ninewells HospitalDundeeUK

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