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Sentinel health events surveillance in diabetes. Deaths among persons under age 45 with diabetes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3193145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The pilot study for a sentinel health events surveillance system for deaths among persons under age 45 with diabetes was conducted in six states in 1984 and 1985. Two hundred and thirty-three events were identified. Information from death certificates, physicians, and families revealed that 22% died from acute complications of diabetes and 53% from chronic complications. Blood pressure measurement and urinalysis testing had been performed in the last year for almost all of the decedents, but other preventive practices were reported less frequently. Hypertension was present in 57% and of those, was not controlled in 73%. Forty-four percent were cigarette smokers at the time of death. Agreement between physicians and families was generally higher for clinical conditions than for care practices. This surveillance system appears to yield information about the health care of persons with diabetes not readily available from other sources, although modifications may be necessary before implementation.
D Bild; L S Geiss; S M Teutsch; B Gabella; B A Hudspeth; R M Schubert; C W Gollmar; D J Kaplan; F A Connell; J C Will
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical epidemiology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0895-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-01-05     Completed Date:  1989-01-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801383     Medline TA:  J Clin Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  999-1006     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Diabetes Control, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Child, Preschool
Death Certificates
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy,  mortality*
Health Behavior
Health Services / utilization
Hypertension / epidemiology
Pilot Projects
Population Surveillance
Smoking / epidemiology
United States

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