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Table 2 Proportions of cardiac and non-cardiac deaths and sudden and non-sudden cardiac deaths by diabetes status

From: Diabetes, glucose tolerance, and the risk of sudden cardiac death

Causes of death Normal (n = 3504) IGT (n = 2364) Diabetes (80) p
 Non-cardiac 2370 (67.6 %) 1558 (65.9 %) 45 (56.3 %) 0.050
 Cardiac 1134 (32.4 %) 806 (34.1 %) 35 (43.8 %)
Suddenness of cardiac deaths Normal (n = 1134) IGT (n = 806) Diabetes (n = 35) p
 Non-arrhythmic 697 (61.5 %) 470 (58.3 %) 23 (65.7 %) 0.302
 Arrhythmic 437 (38.5 %) 336 (41.7 %) 12 (34.3 %)