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Increased cancer mortality in diabetic people treated with insulin: a register-based follow-up study

Erja Forssas1*, Reijo Sund1, Kristiina Manderbacka1, Martti Arffman1, Pirjo Ilanne-Parikka2 and Ilmo Keskimäki1

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1 National Institute for Health and Welfare, (THL), Service System Department, P.O. Box 30, FI-00271 Helsinki, Finland

2 The Finnish Diabetes Association, Tampere, Finland

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BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:267  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-267

Published: 9 July 2013

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Mortality among people with and without diabetes in Finland in 1998–2002 and 2003–2007 (per 1000 person years).

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Additional file 2: Table S2:

Age standardized mortality (95% confidence interval) of insulin-treated people with diabetes aged 1–79 compared to people without diabetes (=1.00) by cause of death in 1998–2002 and 2003-2007. aSignificance of the difference between age adjusted excess mortality in 1998–2002 and in 2003–2007 [interaction between diabetes status (insulin treated diabetic people vs non-diabetic people) and two time periods], * = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.01, *** = p < 0.001; otherwise non-significant.

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Additional file 3: Table S3:

Age standardized mortality (95% confidence interval) of non-insulin-treated people with diabetes aged 1–79 compared to people without diabetes (=1.00) by cause of death in 1998–2002 and 2003-2007. aSignificance of the difference between age adjusted excess mortality in 1998–2002 and in 2003–2007 [interaction between diabetes status (non-insulin treated diabetic people vs non-diabetic people) and two time periods], * = p < 0.05, *** = p < 0.001; otherwise non-significant.

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