Table 1

All-cause and cause-specific standardised mortality ratios* for SLE from 1971 to 2013

1971–19791980–19891990–19992000–20092010–2013
All cause13.5 (8.6–18.5)6.5 (4.9–8.2)4.7 (3.6–5.8)3.2 (2.4–4)2.2 (1.4–3.1)
No of deaths2959726425
Atherosclerosis8.3 (3.8–12.8)6.7 (3.8–9.5)2.3 (0.8–3.8)3.2 (0.1–6.3)
No of deaths391683
Infection14.2 (8–20.4)6.5 (3.8–9.1)2.5 (1.2–3.9)0.9 (0–1.9)
No of deaths111917104
Malignancy14.1 (4.3–23.9)3 (1.1–4.8)4.4 (1.5–7.3)1.4 (0.2–2.7)
No of deaths06954
  • *As compared to the general population of Ontario, Canada (1971–-2013). Values are given as standardised mortality ratioSMR (95% CIonfidence Interval).