Table 4

Proportion of all deaths due to cancer stratified by NAFLD and type 2 diabetes status in GoDARTS

GroupCancer as main cause of death rateCancer as contributing cause of death rateTotal number in group
No NAFLD or T2DM31.33%35.34%382
T2DM24.28%30.29%449
NAFLD41.25%45.26%559
Both NAFLD and T2DM27.80%31.73%1853
  • Table 4 shows the proportion of all deaths that are attributable to cancer. For example, in patients with NAFLD and not diabetes, 41.25% of deaths had cancer the main cause, and 45.26% of all deaths in this group had cancer as a main or contributing cause.

  • GoDARTS, Genetics of Diabetes Audit and Research Tayside; NAFLD, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; T2DM, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.