Table 12—

Mortality costs attributable to diabetes, 2002

Primary cause of deathDeaths attributed to diabetes (thousands)% of total U.S. deathsTotal lost years (thousands)Value of lost productivity (millions of dollars)
Diabetes721001,08010,622
Renal disease2631273
Cerebrovascular disease41254305
Cardiovascular disease108191,35710,358
Grand total186NA*2,52221,558
  • *

    * Grand total comprises mortality for reasons other than diabetes, renal disease, cerebrovascular disease, and cardiovascular disease.