Table 1

Characteristics of the children and young Finnish adults with type 1 diabetes and their observed mortality in the 10 years after diagnosis

VariableNumber of patientsObserved number of deathsPerson-yearsMortality per 10,000 person-yearsExpected number of deathsSMR (95% CI)
Sex
 Men5,8165357,9609.1423.512.25 (1.71–2.93)
 Women4,9213149,0326.329.033.32 (2.28–4.68)
No. of hospitalizations for acute diabetes complication
 08,5956085,6217.0026.322.24 (1.72–2.87)
 11,4021413,98910.004.003.50 (1.99–5.73)
 2–356045,5817.171.632.45 (0.78–5.92)
 ≥418161,80033.30.5810.30 (4.17–21.42)
Age at onset of diabetes (years)
 0–42,784727,7482.524.301.63 (0.71–3.23)
 5–93,9692239,5735.568.352.63 (1.69–3.92)
 10–143,9845539,65213.919.872.72 (2.06–3.52)
Year of diagnosis
 1980–19893,2982732,8458.2212.842.03 (1.35–2.93)
 1990–19994,2533342,4007.7812.312.68 (1.88–3.72)
 2000–20053,1862431,7487.567.393.25 (2.13–4.76)