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Question #877

Mar 18, 2017

In a survey with medical professionals, 78% got this wrong. Can you do better?

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


Answer: B. 68%


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.