Figure 2-6. All-cause mortality rates and rate ratios among individuals aged 20 years and older, by diabetes status, Canada, 2008/09

Figure 2-6 shows that individuals with diabetes are more likely to die prematurely than people without diabetes in every age group. In younger Canadians (aged 20 to 39 years), all-cause mortality rates were 4.2 to 5.8 times higher among individuals with diabetes. In the 40 to 74 year age group, all-cause mortality rates were two to three times higher among people with diabetes.

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada (June 2011); using 2008/09 data from the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System (Public Health Agency of Canada).

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