(HealthDay) – Standardized mortality rates (SMRs) of observed to expected deaths are elevated in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and particularly high in Asians and Hispanic / Latinos, as published in the February 19 issue of the Centers’ Weekly Report for the control and prevention of diseases, morbidity and mortality.
Milena A. Gianfrancesco, Ph.D., of the University of California at San Francisco, and colleagues studied SLE risk and population-based estimates of mortality by race and ethnicity using data from 812 patients in the California Lupus Surveillance Project (CLSP) ) in the years 2007 to 2009, which were compared with the National Death Index 2007 to 2017.
The researchers found that by 2017, 16.6 percent of patients with CLSP had died, including 14.4, 25, 15.3, and 15.5 percent of patients with white, black, Asian, and Hispanic / Latin American racial / ethnic, respectively Affiliation. For each race / ethnic group, the corresponding SMRs of observed to expected deaths in people with SLE were 2.3, 2.0, 3.8, and 3.9. SMRs were particularly higher in Asian and Hispanic / Latin American women with SLE (4.1 and 5.8, respectively).
“Mortality in people with SLE is high among all races and ethnic groups, but is particularly high in Asian and Hispanic / Latin American populations,” the authors write.
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