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Table 2 Effect of treatment modality on survival; overall mortality and cardiovascular mortality rate on six patient groups.

From: Survival in dialysis patients is not different between patients with diabetes as primary renal disease and patients with diabetes as a co-morbid condition

Patient group Overall mortality rate
(Number/
1000 person years)
Cardiovascular mortality rate
(Number/
1000 person years)
No DM 140 41
DM PRD 242 93
DM co-M 288 69
  1. No DM denotes patients without diabetes mellitus
  2. DM PRD denotes patients with diabetes as primary renal disease
  3. DM co-M denotes patients with diabetes as a co-morbid condition