Table 2.

Circumstances of IDDM Deaths in Young Chicagoans by Ethnicity and Duration of Disease

NHB*n(%)Hisp*n (%)NHW*n (%)Totaln (%)
Onset7  (30.4)1 (20.0)8  (26.7)
Known diabetes
 Diabetic ketoacidosis7  (30.4)1 (20.0)8  (26.7)
 Hypoglycemia1  (4.3)1  (3.3)
 Renal disease4  (17.4)1 (50.0)5  (16.7)
 Other causes2  (8.6)1 (20.0)3  (10.0)
Unknown duration
 Diabetes/ketoacidosis1  (4.3)2 (40.0)1 (50.0)4  (13.3)
 Other causes1  (4.3)1  (3.3)
Total23  (100)5 (100) 2 (100) 30  (100)
  • * NHB, non-Hispanic black; Hisp, Hispanic; NHW, non-Hispanic white. Percentages are those for each column, right-hand column refers to all deaths.