TABLE 2.

Common Comorbidities for the 264 Sudden Death Victims Stratified by Tier (Low, Medium, High) in the Two Years Prior to Death for All Visit Types

Low (n = 107)Medium (n = 107)High (n = 50)Total (N = 264)P-value
Heart Failure5 (4.7)24 (22.4)15 (30.0)44 (16.7)< .001
Coronary Artery Disease by medical records13 (12.2)18 (16.8)19 (38.0)50 (18.9)< .001
Hypertension65 (61.3)82 (76.6)40 (80.0)187 (71.1)< .001
Diabetes22 (20.8)42 (39.3)29 (58.0)93 (35.4)< .001
Dyslipidemia28 (26.4)74 (69.2)34 (68.0)136 (51.7)< .001
Chronic Renal Failure9 (8.5)19 (17.8)14 (28.0)42 (16.0)< .001
Chronic Respiratory Disease25 (23.6)50 (46.7)33 (66.0)108 (41.1)< .001
Depression, n (%)31 (29.0%)42 (39.3%)37 (74.0%)110 (41.7%)< .001
Anxiety, n (%)25 (23.4%)35 (32.7%)32 (64%)92 (34.8%)< .001
Bipolar Disorder, n (%)6 (5.6%)12 (11.2%)14 (26.9%)32 (12.1%)< .001
Alcohol misuse, n (%)27 (25.2%)29 (27.1%)18 (36.0%)74 (28.0%).180
Substance misuse, n (%)26 (24.3%)17 (15.9%)23 (46.0%)66 (25.0%)< .001
  • Note. Each number represents numbers of subjects, n (%)