The burden of mortality of diabetes mellitus in The Netherlands

C.A. Baan, WJ Nusselder, JJ Barendregt, D Ruwaard, L Bonneux, EJM Feskens

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Abstract

Our objective was to estimate the excess mortality and the reduction in life expectancy related to diabetes mellitus. We developed a life table to describe the Dutch population in two states, diabetic and non-diabetic, using age- and sex-specific prevalence of diabetes mellitus and risks of dying for diabetic subjects. We compared the calculated excess deaths with registered deaths. The cause-of-death registration practice underestimates diabetes-related mortality. The method used in this study, combining mortality data with data from epidemiologic studies, provides an assessment of the impact of diabetes on the Dutch population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalCancer Epidemiology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • mortality
  • cause-of-death
  • life expectancy
  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • GEOGRAPHICALLY DEFINED POPULATION
  • FOLLOW-UP
  • COHORT
  • EXPERIENCE
  • DEATH

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Baan, C. A., Nusselder, WJ., Barendregt, JJ., Ruwaard, D., Bonneux, L., & Feskens, EJM. (1999). The burden of mortality of diabetes mellitus in The Netherlands. Cancer Epidemiology, 10(2), 184-187. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001648-199903000-00018