Table 2—

Risk ratios with 99% CIs for the diabetic versus the nondiabetic population for death attributable to infectious disease

Risk ratio (99% CI)
1999 Cohort1996 Cohort
Death attributable to infectious disease among all patients1.84 (1.73–1.95)*1.92 (1.79–2.05)*
Death within 5 days of a physician claim for infectious disease among patients with such claims1.38 (1.23–1.55)*1.39 (1.23–1.57)*
Death during hospitalization with infectious disease among patients with such hospitalizations0.95 (0.89–1.01)0.94 (0.87–1.01)
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    * P < 0.0001.