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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SURVIVAL FOR A COHORT OF CLINICALLY CONFIRMED DIABETES CASES IN NOVA SCOTIA

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dc.contributor.author Talbot, Pamela J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-06T14:11:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-06T14:11:25Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14209
dc.description.abstract Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia (DCPNS) Registry data were used to examine factors associated with survival for clinically confirmed diabetes mellitus (DM) cases. Type 1 (N=2,043) and type 2 (N=47,974) cases were followed from first Diabetes Centre visit until death/study end. Kaplan Meier curves and Cox proportional hazard models were used to explore differences in survival by sex, district health authority of care, and comorbidity status (hypertension and/or dyslipidemia). Median lifespan for type 1 cases was 12 years shorter than for type 2 cases. Hazard rate ratios for those with dyslipidemia, hypertension, or both compared to those with neither comorbidity were 1.63, 2.57, and 7.52 for type 1 cases and 0.95, 1.15, and 1.00 for type 2 cases. Disease progression and the relationship between comorbidity status and survival differed markedly for the type 1 and type 2 DM populations underscoring the need to examine these populations separately. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Diabetes Survival Comorbidity en_US
dc.title FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SURVIVAL FOR A COHORT OF CLINICALLY CONFIRMED DIABETES CASES IN NOVA SCOTIA en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-08-10
dc.contributor.department Department of Community Health & Epidemiology en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner N/A en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Kathleen MacPherson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Kathleen MacPherson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr Jennifer Payne and Dr. George Kephart (co-supervisor) en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Yes en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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