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Table 2 A summary of cause of death in those with type 2 diabetes

From: Reduction in cardiovascular mortality following severe hypoglycemia in individuals with type 2 diabetes: the role of a pragmatic and structured intervention

Death from Intensive (n = 60) Standard (n = 64) Observation (n = 36) Test of difference: intensive vs. standard Test of difference: intensive vs. combined
Cardiovascular cause (%) 1 (1.7) 12 (18.8) 11 (30.6) p = 0.002 p ≤ 0.001
Infection (%) 7 (11.7) 9 (14.1) 3 (8.3) p = 0.69 p = 0.95
Renal disease (%) 3 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) p = 0.11 p = 0.05
Old age/dementia/cancer (%) 4 (6.7) 6 (9.4) 2 (5.6) p = 0.75 p = 1.0
Glycaemic emergency (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) NA NA
Other/unknown cause (%) 5 (8.3) 5 (7.8) 3 (8.3) p = 1.0 p = 1.0
Total (%) 20 (33.3) 32 (50) 19 (52.8) p = 0.056 p = 0.025
  1. Cardiovascular death was the leading cause of fatality which was reduced with nurse led intervention in those with type 2 diabetes
  2. Numbers in italics signify statistically significant differences