Journal article

Development of life-expectancy tables for people with type 2 diabetes

Jose Leal, Alastair M Gray, Philip M Clarke

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

AIMS: To develop tables that report the life expectancy associated with levels of major modifiable risk factors for patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A set of tables reporting life-expectancy stratified by age-sex groups for combinations of modifiable risk was constructed based on predictions from the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) Outcomes Model. This model is based on a system of parametric proportional hazards risk equations for estimating mortality and vascular complications of diabetes that have been estimated from 3642 patients from the UKPDS. The tables show substantial potential gains in life expectancy within every age group from modifying major ..

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