Table 1.

Standardized Mortality Ratios for Young Chicagoans With IDDM by Ethnicity, 1989–1994

Observed*Expected*SMR**95% CI
Non-Hispanic black3.50.913.862.39 –5.91
Non-Hispanic white. –4.66
Hispanic.83.243.511.14 –8.18
  • * Observed deaths are calculated using observed mortality per 100 000 diabetic persons. Expected deaths are the number to be expected if the ethnic-specific mortality rate in the underlying population were applied to the diabetic population.

  • ** SMR, standardized mortality ratio.