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Excess mortality associated with diabetes is falling, study shows

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4118 (Published 25 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f4118
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

The excess mortality associated with having diabetes has fallen over the past decade, shows a study that compared death rates in adults with the condition and those without.1

The researchers compared annual age and sex adjusted mortality rates of adults with and without diabetes by using a population based healthcare database for Ontario, Canada, and the UK Health Improvement Database (THIN) between 1996 and 2009.

Their results …

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