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08.08.2012

Death rate for diabetes among men grow 70% in Campinas

Data refer to the last 15 years of disease in the city. In the same period, mortality among women rose by 6.2%

Foto: Edimilson Montalti/ARP-FCM/Unicamp
Marilisa Barros, medical epidemiologist and coordinator of the CCAS FCM Unicamp
Marilisa Barros, medical epidemiologist and coordinator of the CCAS FCM Unicamp

In 15 years, the mortality rate from diabetes among men living in Campinas (SP) rose more than 70%. The percentage refers to data collected between 1995 and 2010. Data are from Mortality Bulletin, presented on Monday (6), the Collaborating Centre on Health Situation Analysis (SACC) of the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences (FCM) of Unicamp.

If at the beginning of the 1980s death rates from diabetes were higher in women at ages 50 and older, being higher in men only from 20 to 49 years in the three years 2008/2010 rates became higher in men all ages. Between 1995 and 2010 the increase in mortality from diabetes was 71.6% among men, compared to 6.2% in women. These data underscore the extent to which deaths from diabetes are more precocious in men, said Marilisa Barros, medical epidemiologist and coordinator of the CCAS FCM Unicamp.

Between 2008 and 2010, diabetes was the primary cause of 3% of 19 000 deaths in the population of Campinas (SP) and mentioned as an associated cause in other 833 deaths, representing 4.3% of total deaths. The disease is mentioned, especially in cases of cardiovascular diseases.

By analyzing the death from diabetes according to age, it was found that in women, 45.7% were aged 80 years or older, among men, this percentage was only 24.4%. Before the age of 60, the percentage of deaths due to diabetes was also 24.4% in men and only 12.1% in women.

Analyzed within the group of metabolic and endocrine disorders, diabetes is the leading cause of mortality. He is responsible for 68.5% of deaths in this group, which also includes malnutrition and obesity, among others.

Source: Isaude.net