Low socioeconomic status associated with risk of death in patients with diabetes
Access and use of health care resources in Sweden is equitable and affordable and the management of those resources is well developed.
Still, low socioeconomic status was associated with an increased risk of death for patients with type 2 diabetes from all causes, cardiovascular disease and diabetes-related mortality, as well as a less pronounced increased risk of cancer death, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.
The study included all 217,364 individuals younger than 70 with type 2 diabetes in a Swedish national register. The study also examined whether educational level, marital status and country of birth were associated with causes of death in individuals with type 2 diabetes.