Journal article

Predicting mortality in people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus after major complications: a study using Swedish National Diabetes Register data

PJ Kelly, PM Clarke, AJ Hayes, U-G Gerdtham, J Cederholm, P Nilsson, B Eliasson, S Gudbjornsdottir

Diabetic Medicine | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

AIM: To predict mortality risk and life expectancy for patients with type 2 diabetes after a major diabetes-related complication. METHODS: The study sample, taken from the Swedish National Diabetes Register, consisted of 20 836 people with type 2 diabetes who had their first major complication (myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, amputation or renal failure) between January 2001 and December 2007. A Gompertz proportional hazards model was derived which determined significant risk factors associated with mortality and was used to estimate life expectancies. RESULTS: Risk of death changed over time according to type of complication, with myocardial infarction initally having the high..

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Grants

Awarded by Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS) Visiting Fellowship


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by FAS


Funding Acknowledgements

P. M. C. received funds through the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS) Visiting Fellowship (dnr 2010-1787). A.J.H. was funded from Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant 512463. For U. G. G., the Health Economics Program at Lund University receives core funding from the FAS (dnr. 2006-1660), Government Grant for Clinical Research (A. L. F.) and the Region Skane. An unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk Ltd is acknowledged. This work was also partially funded by Apoteket AB.