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Title: Comparison of cardiovascular risk between patients with type 2 diabetes and those who had had a myocardial infarction: cross sectional and cohort studies [Erratum published Volume 324, Issue 7350, 8 June 2002, Page 1357)
Authors: Evans, Josie
Wang, Jixian
Morris, Andrew D
Contact Email: josie.evans@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2002
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Citation: Evans J, Wang J & Morris AD (2002) Comparison of cardiovascular risk between patients with type 2 diabetes and those who had had a myocardial infarction: cross sectional and cohort studies [Erratum published Volume 324, Issue 7350, 8 June 2002, Page 1357), BMJ, 324 (7343), pp. 939-942.
Abstract: Objective: To compare risks of cardiovascular outcomes between patients with type 2 diabetes and patients with established coronary heart disease. Design: Cross sectional study and cohort study using routinely collected datasets. Setting: Tayside, Scotland (population 400 000) during 1988-­95. Subjects: In the cross sectional study, among patients aged 45­64, 1155 with type 2 diabetes were compared with 1347 who had had a myocardial infarction in the preceding 8 years. In the cohort study 3477 patients of all ages with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes were compared with 7414 patients who had just had a myocardial infarction. Main outcome measures: Risk ratios for death from all causes, cardiovascular death, and hospital admission for myocardial infarction were calculated by Cox proportional hazards analysis and adjusted for age and sex. Results: In the cross sectional study the adjusted risk ratio for death from all causes was 2.27 (95% confidence interval 1.82 to 2.83) for patients who had had myocardial infarction compared with those with diabetes, and the risk ratio for hospital admission for myocardial infarction was 1.33 (1.14 to 1.55). In the cohort study, patients who had just had a myocardial infarction had a higher risk of death from all causes (adjusted risk ratio 1.35 (1.25 to 1.44)), cardiovascular death (2.93 (2.54 to 3.41)), and hospital admission for myocardial infarction (3.10 (2.57 to 3.73)). Conclusions: Patients with type 2 diabetes were at lower risk of cardiovascular outcomes than patients with established coronary heart disease.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12782
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7343.939
Rights: Publisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.
Affiliation: HS Research - Stirling
University of Dundee
University of Dundee

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