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Table 2 The most common underlying causes of death in women with diabetes, dementia or cancers where these were not the underlying cause of death: ranking among underlying causes for this condition, number and percentage

From: Accuracy of death certifications of diabetes, dementia and cancer in Australia: a population-based cohort study

Underlying cause Conditions known in the woman’s lifetime but not the underlying cause of death on the death certificate
Diabetes Dementia Cancer
Ischaemic heart disease rank = 1, n = 384 (21.52%) rank = 1, n = 489 (21.57%) rank = 1, n = 266 (23.48%)
Cancer rank = 2, n = 363 (20.35%) rank = 4, n = 291 (12.84%)  
Other circulatory diseases rank = 3, n = 247 (13.85%) rank = 3, n = 372 (16.41%) rank = 2, n = 206 (18.18%)
Dementia rank = 4, n = 194 (10.87%)   rank = 4, n = 140 (12.36%)
Cerebrovascular disease rank = 5, n = 192 (10.76%) rank = 2, n = 427 (18.84%) rank = 3, n = 177 (15.62%)
Diabetes   rank = 5, n = 108 (4.76%)  
Chronic lower respiratory disease    rank = 5, n = 62 (5.47%)