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Death rate within one month following obesity surgery increases with age
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:30 am Email this article
The risk of death within the first month following obesity surgery increases with age according to a study which analyzed data from 16,683 people in Pennsylvania who had surgery between 1995 and 2004. The risk of early death was as low as 0.4 percent in those 25-34, and as high as 3.1 percent for those 65 and older. Risk of Death According to Age
Risk of Death According to Age : 1% up to age 54, 1.5% in those 55-64, 3% in those 65 or older
Death within the first month following surgery increased with age as follows:
- 0.7% in those under 24—4 out of 603
- 0.4% in those 25-34—13 out of 3349
- 0.8% in those 35-44—44 out of 5369
- 1.0% in those 45-54—52 out of 5147
- 1.5% in those 55-64—31 out of 2022
- 3.1% in those 65 and older—6 out of 193
Omalu B, Ives D, Buhari A, Lindner J, Schauer P, Wecht C, Kuller L. Death rates and causes of death after bariatric surgery for pennsylvania residents, 1995 to 2004. Arch Surg. 2007 Oct, 142(10):923-8; discussion 929.
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Lewis H. Kuller, MD, DrPH
Department of Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh
130 N Bellefield Ave, Room 550
Pittsburgh, PA 15221 USA
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