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Diabetes and CV Disease

Jun 10, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what percentage of patients who have diabetes and are older than 65 years old will die of heart disease?


The correct answer is B. 68%

Explanation:  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. More than one-third of individuals with diabetes have cardiovascular disease. At least 68% of people ?65 y with diabetes die from some form of heart disease, and 16% die of stroke.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/DIABETES/statistics/cvd/fig2.htm Last reviewed November 2013. Accessed January 2017.

American Heart Association. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/Diabetes/WhyDiabetesMatters/Cardiova scular-Disease-Diabetes_UCM_313865_Article.jsp. Last reviewed August 2015. Accessed January 2017.