Table 3

Underlying cause of death, crude mortality, and mortality rate ratio in adults with type 1 diabetes without albuminuria from the FinnDiane cohort

Causes of deathDeaths in FinnDianeDeaths in control subjects without diabetesMortality rate in FinnDiane per 10,000 person-yearsMortality rate in control subjects without diabetes per 10,000 person-yearsMortality rate ratio (95% CI) between FinnDiane and control subjects without diabetesP
All causes, all117 (100)232 (100)33.8925.531.33 (1.06–1.66)0.01
 Women457624.8515.591.59 (1.10–2.30)0.01
 Men7215643.8937.051.18 (0.90–1.57)0.23
Cancer21 (18.0)81 (34.9)6.088.90.68 (0.42–1.10)0.11
IHD, all33 (28.2)20 (8.6)9.562.24.34 (2.49–7.57)<0.0001
 Women1367.181.235.83 (2.22–15.35)<0.0001
 Men201412.23.333.66 (1.85–7.25)<0.0001
Cerebrovascular disease6 (5.1)8 (3.5)1.740.881.97 (0.68–5.69)0.20
Other circulatory4 (3.4)10 (4.3)1.161.101.05 (0.33–3.36)0.93
Infections6 (5.1)10 (4.3)1.741.101.58 (0.57–4.34)0.37
Diseases of the nervous system9 (7.7)3 (1.3)2.610.337.89 (2.14–29.16)0.0002
Accidents5 (4.3)13 (5.6)1.451.431.01 (0.36–2.84)0.98
Suicides*5 (4.3)17 (7.3)1.451.870.77 (0.29–2.10)0.61
Alcohol and drug related, all*5 (4.3)44 (19.0)1.454.840.30 (0.12–0.75)0.007
 Women261.101.230.90 (0.18–4.40)0.89
 Men3381.839.030.20 (0.06–0.66)0.003
Violent*1 (0.85)8 (3.5)0.290.880.33 (0.04–2.63)0.27
Acute diabetes complication16 (13.7)*4.63
Chronic diabetes complications1 (0.8)0.29
Other causes4 (3.4)18 (7.8)1.161.98
  • Data are n or n (%) unless otherwise indicated.

  • *Risk-taking behavior deaths.