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Death rate following obesity surgery lower in women than men : 2-3% vs 5-8%
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:16 am Email this article
The risk of death following obesity surgery is lower in women than men according to a study which analyzed data from 16,683 people in Pennsylvania who had surgery between 1995 and 2004. Death Rate By Race and Gender
Death rate by race and gender
The death rate by race and gender was as follows:
- 1.9% in White women
- 2.3% in Black women
- 3.2% in other women including those whose race was unknown
- 5.0% in White men
- 6.1% in Black men
- 8.0% in other men including those whose race was unknown
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.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
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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