Table 4

Cause of death related to SLE disease duration

Cause of deathNo (%)Early death <5 years after diagnosis of SLE No (%)Late death >5 years after diagnosis of SLE No (%)Mean survival Years (range)
*p<0.001.
Renal 6 (15) 4 (40)* 2 (6) 6 (2–11)
Infection 7 (17) 2 (20) 5 (16)16.9 (1–32)
Malignancy 8 (20) 3 (30) 5 (16)15.9 (1–31)
Vascular 7 (17) 0 7 (23)17.3 (6–29)
Other 9 (22) 1 (10) 8 (26)17.7 (1–47)
Not known 4 (10) 0 4 (13)27 (19–35)
Total41103115.8 (1–47)