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Table 3 Cause-specific mortality in 199 patients with diabetic foot ulcers

From: Mortality in patients with diabetic foot ulcer: a retrospective study of 513 cases from a single Centre in the Northern Territory of Australia

Cause of death Total cohort Place of death
All causes combined 199 (100%) 104 hospital
89 home
6 palliative care
Chronic kidney disease 49 (24.6%) 18 hospital
31 home
Cardiovascular disease 39 (19.6%) 25 hospital
12 home
2 residential care
Sepsis 31 (15.6%) 20 hospital
9 home
2 interstate
Respiratory failure 20 (10%) 15 hospital
3 home
2 residential care
Multi-organ failure 10 (5%) 8 hospital
2 home
Other causesa 3 (1.5%) 3 home
Unknown 28 (14.1%) 2 hospital
22 home
  1. aOther causes: 1 dementia, 1 gastrointestinal infection and 1 brain abscess