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Table 4—

Causes of death

Cause of deathnAge at deathPubertal onsetAfrican AmericanMale
Acute diabetes complications      
    Died at onset (9.2–17.7) 67 (4) 67 (4) 50 (3) 
    DKA after onset* (11.3–26.3) 57 (4) 71 (5) 43 (3) 
Cardiovascular disease (24.1–27.9) 100 (4) 100 (4) 25 (1) 
Infection (10.7–18.8) 50 (1) 100 (2) 50 (1) 
Trauma (15.7–24.1) 80 (4) 80 (4) 100 (4) 
Other causes (13.3–30.2) 67 (2) 67 (2) 33 (1) 
Unknown causes (17.1–23.0) 67 (2) 67 (2) 67 (2) 
Cause of deathnAge at deathPubertal onsetAfrican AmericanMale
Acute diabetes complications      
    Died at onset (9.2–17.7) 67 (4) 67 (4) 50 (3) 
    DKA after onset* (11.3–26.3) 57 (4) 71 (5) 43 (3) 
Cardiovascular disease (24.1–27.9) 100 (4) 100 (4) 25 (1) 
Infection (10.7–18.8) 50 (1) 100 (2) 50 (1) 
Trauma (15.7–24.1) 80 (4) 80 (4) 100 (4) 
Other causes (13.3–30.2) 67 (2) 67 (2) 33 (1) 
Unknown causes (17.1–23.0) 67 (2) 67 (2) 67 (2) 

Data are ranges or % (n) unless otherwise indicated.

*

Includes one death simply documented as “diabetes” on death certificate.

Crohn’s disease, Hunter’s syndrome, and pulmonary embolism.

Two of these death dates were estimated by family or caregiver.

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