Deaths from Diabetes


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Deaths from Diabetes: 71,372 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC); 68,399 annual deaths or 2.9% of deaths (CDC/1999)
Cause of death rank: 6th leading cause of death in 1999 and 2000 (CDC).
Average life years lost from Diabetes: 13.8 years (SEER)1; 15.4 in North Carolina2; 2.1 average YPLL/person for diabetes (underlying cause of death) in Michigan3.

Death statistics for Diabetes: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Diabetes:

  • 31,602 male deaths in the USA 2000 (American Heart Association, 2002)
  • Diabetes was the underlying cause of 69,301 deaths in the US 2000 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Diabetes contributed to 213,062 deaths in the US 2000 (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • Risk of death for diabetics is twice that of those without diabetes in the US (National Diabetes Statistics fact sheet, NIDDK, 2003)
  • 71,372 people died from diabetes each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 25.1 people per 100,000 population died from diabetes each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Diabetes is ranked the sixth leading cause of death in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Death statistics by age for diabetes:
    • diabetes caused 2.9% of deaths for any age in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • diabetes caused 0.6% of deaths for age 20-24 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • diabetes caused 1.4% of deaths for age 25-34 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • diabetes caused 2.2% of deaths for age 35-44 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • diabetes caused 3.1% of deaths for age 45-54 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • diabetes caused 3.8% of deaths for age 55-64 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • diabetes caused 2.9% of deaths for age 65 and over years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • diabetes caused 3.7% of deaths for age 65-74 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • diabetes caused 3.1% of deaths for age 75-84 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • diabetes caused 2.0% of deaths for age 85 and over in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
  • Diabetes caused 2,751 deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 1,424 male deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 1,327 female deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • 2.2% of all deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • 9.5 per 100,000 people in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 0.7 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander people died from diabetes in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 23.0 per 100,000 white people died from diabetes in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 23.1 per 100,000 women died from diabetes in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 28.1 per 100,000 men died from diabetes in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 36.7 per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino people died from diabetes in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 40.4 per 100,000 American Indian or Alaska Native people died from diabetes in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 49.2 per 100,000 black people died from diabetes in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • Fifth leading cause of death in women in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Fourth leading cause of death in African American women in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Fourth leading cause of death in Native American women in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Fourth leading cause of death in Hispanic women in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Sixth leading cause of death in Asian American women in the US(The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • Seventh leading cause of death in white women in the US (The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC)
  • 5,000 deaths from diabetes each year in Canada (Health Canada)
  • Diabetes contributes to 25,000 deaths each year in Canada (Health Canada)
  • Diabetes death statistics in Australia:
    • Diabetes accounted for 2.5% of all deaths in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 2.4% of all female deaths was due to diabetes in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 2.6% of all male deaths was due to diabetes in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • Diabetes was listed as the only cause of death in 1.7% of cases in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 50% of deaths from diabetes also had heart disease as an associated cause of death in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 22% of deaths from diabetes also had stroke as an associated cause of death in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 15% of deaths from diabetes also had renal failure as an associated cause of death in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • Diabetes was the associated cause of death in 24% of coronary heart disease deaths in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • Diabetes was the associated cause of death in 8% of stroke deaths in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • Diabetes was the underlying cause of 3,329 deaths in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • Diabetes was the associated cause of 11,467 deaths in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 1,558 women died from diabetes in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 1,771 men died from diabetes in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 13 women per 100,000 people died from diabetes in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 10 women per 100,000 people die of coronary heart disease or stroke related to diabetes in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 21 men per 100,000 people died from diabetes in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 136 indigenous men per 100,000 people died from diabetes in Australia 2001-2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 159 indigenous women per 100,000 people died from diabetes in Australia 2001-2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 19 non-English speaking women per 100,000 people died from diabetes in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 24 non-English speaking men per 100,000 people died from diabetes in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 17 non-English speaking women per 100,000 people die of coronary heart disease related to diabetes in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 18 men per 100,000 people die of coronary heart disease related to diabetes in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 21 non-English speaking men per 100,000 people die of coronary heart disease related to diabetes in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 5 non-English speaking women per 100,000 people die of stroke related to diabetes in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 4 women per 100,000 people die of stroke related to diabetes in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 5 men per 100,000 people die of stroke related to diabetes in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
    • 8 non-English speaking men per 100,000 people die of stroke related to diabetes in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Death statistics for various countries worldwide:
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 11 male deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 13 male deaths per 100,000 population in Canada 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 8 male deaths per 100,000 population in Czech Republic 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 13 male deaths per 100,000 population in Denmark 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 6 male deaths per 100,000 population in Finland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 8 male deaths per 100,000 population in France 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 11 male deaths per 100,000 population in Germany 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 4 male deaths per 100,000 population in Greece 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 12 male deaths per 100,000 population in Hungary 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 10 male deaths per 100,000 population in Ireland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 12 male deaths per 100,000 population in Italy 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 6 male deaths per 100,000 population in Japan 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 27 male deaths per 100,000 population in Korea 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 10 male deaths per 100,000 population in Netherlands 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 15 male deaths per 100,000 population in New Zealand 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 8 male deaths per 100,000 population in Norway 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 9 male deaths per 100,000 population in Poland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 14 male deaths per 100,000 population in Portugal 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 10 male deaths per 100,000 population in Slovakia 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 9 male deaths per 100,000 population in Spain 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 9 male deaths per 100,000 population in Sweden 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 10 male deaths per 100,000 population in Switzerland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 6 male deaths per 100,000 population in the UK 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 16 male deaths per 100,000 population in the US 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 7 female deaths per 100,000 population in Australia 2002 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 9 female deaths per 100,000 population in Canada 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 6 female deaths per 100,000 population in Czech Republic 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 8 female deaths per 100,000 population in Denmark 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Finland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 6 female deaths per 100,000 population in France 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 9 female deaths per 100,000 population in Germany 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 3 female deaths per 100,000 population in Greece 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 11 female deaths per 100,000 population in Hungary 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Ireland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 11 female deaths per 100,000 population in Italy 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 3 female deaths per 100,000 population in Japan 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 15 female deaths per 100,000 population in Korea 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 9 female deaths per 100,000 population in Netherlands 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 10 female deaths per 100,000 population in New Zealand 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 5 female deaths per 100,000 population in Norway 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 8 female deaths per 100,000 population in Poland 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 13 female deaths per 100,000 population in Portugal 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 8 female deaths per 100,000 population in Slovakia 2000 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 9 female deaths per 100,000 population in Spain 1998 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 6 female deaths per 100,000 population in Sweden 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 8 female deaths per 100,000 population in Switzerland 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 4 female deaths per 100,000 population in the UK 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)
    • Diabetes mellitus caused 13 female deaths per 100,000 population in the US 1999 (WHO 2004; AIHW National Mortality Database, Australia’s Health 2004)

Deaths from Diabetes: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to death from Diabetes:

Deaths from Diabetes discussion: Deaths among people with diabetes

  • Studies have found death rates to be twice as high among middle-aged people with diabetes as among middle-aged people without diabetes.

  • Based on death certificate data, diabetes contributed to 193,140 deaths in 1996.

  • Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates in 1996.

  • Diabetes is believed to be underreported on death certificates, both as a condition and as a cause of death.
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Footnotes:
1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
3. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA
4. excerpt from Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK

Last revision: April 10, 2003

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