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CV Mortality Among Adults with Diabetes

Diabetes Care; ePub 2018 Aug 21; Cheng, et al

In adults with diabetes, major cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality has declined, especially in men, a recent study found. Researchers used the National Health Interview Survey (1988-2014) with mortality follow-up through the end of 2015 to estimate nationally representative trends and disparities in major CVD, ischemic heart disease (IHD), stroke, heart failure (HF), and arrhythmia mortality among adults aged ≥20 years by diabetes status. They found:

  • Over a mean follow-up of 11.8 years from 1988 to 2015 of 677,051 adults, there were significant decreases in major CVD death in adults with and without diabetes except adults aged 20 to 54 years.
  • Among adults with diabetes, 10-year relative changes in mortality were significant for major CVD, IHD, and stroke, but not HF and arrhythmia.
  • Men with diabetes had larger decreases in CVD death than women with diabetes.

Citation:

Cheng YJ, Imperatore G, Geiss LS, et al. Trends and disparities in cardiovascular mortality among U.S. adults with and without self-reported diabetes mellitus, 1988-2015. [Published online ahead of print August 21, 2018]. Diabetes Care. doi:10.2337/dc18-0831.

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