Diabetes in Canada: Highlights from the National Diabetes Surveillance System, 2004-2005

 

Deaths Among People With Diagnosed Diabetes (Mortality)

Adults aged 20 years and older

  • Overall, death rates were twice as high among adults aged 20 years and older with diabetes compared to individuals without diabetes.
  • Individuals with diabetes die at rates that are 4 to 10 times higher among younger adults aged 20 to 44, 2 to 3 times higher among adults aged 45 to 79. (Figure 6)
  • Diagnosed diabetes shortens life expectancy for all ages. (Figure 7) For example, both men and women in the 25 to 39 year age groups with diagnosed diabetes had about a 9 year reduction in life expectancy in 2004-2005.



Figure 6. Ratio of Death Rates of Adults Aged 20 and Older with Diagnosed Diabetes Compared to Those Without Diagnosed Diabetes, Canada, 2004-2005




Figure 7. Years of Life Remaining for People With Diagnosed Diabetes  Compared to Those Without Diagnosed Diabetes, by Age Group, Canada, 2004-2005
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