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Letters
April 13, 2005

Trends in Cardiovascular Complications of Diabetes

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(14):1723-1724. doi:10.1001/jama.293.14.1723-a

To the Editor: The study by Dr Fox and colleagues1 compared cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes for a Framingham cohort examined in 1950-1966 with one examined in 1970-1995 and found that CVD incidence/mortality declined 49% for adults with diabetes and 35% for adults without diabetes. In contrast, studies using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data2 and Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) resources3 found that declines in CVD mortality rates between 1970 and 1995 were significantly less for adults with diabetes compared with adults without diabetes.

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