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Number of Deaths for Hyperglycemic Crises as Underlying Cause, United States, 1980–2009

Diabetic hyperglycemic crises, including diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state, are serious acute complications of diabetes that can lead to death. The number of deaths due to hyperglycemic crises was stable in the 1980s and then began to decrease in the 1990s. In 2009, hyperglycemic crises caused 2,417 deaths, 19.8% lower than the 3,012 deaths in 1980.

Graph showing Number of Deaths for DKA as Underlying Cause Among Diabetic Population, United States, 1980-2009.
 

YearNumber
19803012
19812867
19822884
19832956
19842994
19853037
19863068
19872948
19883189
19893133
19902870
19912832
19922729
19932756
19942686
19952769
19962685
19972573
19982548
19992582
20002393
20012485
20022507
20032532
20042274
20052385
20062299
20072332
20082464
20092417

 

Methods and Limitations

Data Source: Division of Vital Statistics (data from the National Vital Statistics System), National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data is computed by personnel in the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

 

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